FCC: new AM station granted to Aberdeen

Bill Wolfenbarger’s Jodesha Broadcasting has finally been granted a construction permit for an new AM station to serve Aberdeen/Hoquiam/Grays Harbor after a long delay since the initial application.  Originally applied for back in 2005, a number of technical hurdles involving protection to existing facilities on 1140 needed to be addressed. The new AM will operate with 5 kW days & 2.5 kW nights.  The directional antenna pattern will be pointed northwest to the cities covered with a tight pattern that radiates westward.  Congratulations to another “indie”  broadcaster willing to gamble on an AM station! 

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

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