Category Archives: Local

Salem Media Applies for North County Translators

Salem Media, owners of two San Diego area AM radio stations, filed with the FCC recently to modify their FM translator construction permits.

KCBQ San Diego on 1170 kHz is asking for 96.1 MHz in the San Marcos Mountains near Vista with a westward-aiming pattern, callsign K241CT Oceanside.

KPRZ San Marcos on 1210 kHz is asking for 106.1 MHz above Lake San Marcos with a westward-aiming pattern, callsign K291CR Encinitas.

Displaced San Diego LPTVs Ask for Relief – UPDATED

Two San Diego LPTV outlets have requested new channel assignments after having been displaced by telecom taking over 600 MHz telecom spectrum that had been UHF TV channels 38 through 51. Digital LPTV stations have until May 15 to request a displacement channel.

KVSD-LD channel 26 on Mt. Woodson requested displacement channel 35 after KSWB-TV was assigned channel 26. If they make the requested move, KVSD will share channel 35 in southern California with KTLA-TV Los Angeles, which is planning to move to that channel from 31 next year.

KSDY-LD channel 50 on Mt. San Miguel asked the FCC for displacement channel 25. KBNT-CD will abandon channel 25 when it moves to channel 24 next year. If KSDY is given channel 25, it will share that allocation in southern California with KVEA-TV Los Angeles.

KDTF-LD, Entravision channel 51 on Mt. San Miguel asked the FCC for displacement channel 25. Their sister station KBNT-CD will abandon channel 25 when it moves to channel 24 next year. The channel 25 request is mutually exclusive to KSDY-LD’s CP application.

KTCD-LP, Entravision channel 46+ on Mt. Woodson, asked the FCC for displacement channel 31 with digital service. If given that channel, it would share that allocation in southern California with KNBC-TV Los Angeles.

iHeartMedia Declares Chapter 11 Bankrupcy

iHeartMedia today announced an agreement with its creditors to enter into Chapter 11 reorganization. This long-anticipated move will greatly reduce or eliminate the controlling equity Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners had held since taking control of Clear Channel Communications in 2008.

In San Diego, iHeartMedia owns five FM and two AM stations. Local operations are not greatly affected except that some equipment vendors are not extending credit.