North East RadioWatch: July 11, 2001

Back from the Big Trip

by Scott Fybush

We're back...4900 miles, 13 states, and uncounted hundreds of radio towers and studios later, your fearless editor arrived back at NERW Central to find two full weeks worth of news (and plenty else to catch up on, too!)

So before we begin recounting our journey into the heartland of American radio, circa summer 2001, let's see what happened while we were on the road, shall we?

Speaking of LPFM, we can now tell you who's applied for the latest batch of LP-100 licenses in NERW-land. We'll start with the smallest list, in Vermont:

Freq. Community Applicant/Notes
89.1 Hyde Park Union High School District 18
92.1 Barre Central VT Television
92.1 Barre Vermont Christian Radio
94.3 Burlington Radio Active Burlington
94.3 Burlington Spectrum Youth and Family Services
94.3 Burlington St. Mary's Educational Assn.
94.3 Richmond Huntington Valley Arts
94.3 Winooski St. Ann's Educational Assn.
94.7 Springfield New England Educational Fellowship
94.9 Ascutney Ascutney Educational Broadcasters
94.9 Weathersfield Main Street Claremont Inc.
95.1 Warren Rootswork Inc.
95.7 Rutland Green Mountain Adventist Media Inc.
96.1 Newport Voice in the Kingdom Radio Inc.
97.5 Bellows Falls Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God Church
97.5 Bellows Falls St. Charles Educational Assn.
98.1 Enosburg Falls Spavin Cure Historical Group
99.7 Rutland Resurrection Ranch
100.1 Springfield Twin States Educational Broadcasting
105.9 Burlington Peace and Justice Center
105.9 Rutland St. Helen's Educational Assn.
106.7 Halifax Christian Hill Educational Fellowship
106.9 Wilmington Green Mountain Broadcasting
107.7 Brattleboro Vermont Earth Works Inc.
107.9 Brattleboro Citizens to Educate Brattleboro
107.9 Londonderry First Baptist Church of S. Londonderry
107.9 West Townsend Calvary Church of the West River Valley

And then there's the Vermont Agency of Transportation, which has applied for:

Freq. Location Freq. Location Freq. Location
88.1 St. Albans 96.5 Stowe 99.9 Lower Waterford
91.7 Bridgewater 96.9 Middlesex 100.1 Randolph
91.9 South Royalton 97.1 Milton 103.7 South Alburg
92.1 South Barre 98.1 Williston 105.1 Bennington
94.3 Springfield 98.3 Derby 105.5 Jonesville
94.3 Colchester 98.9 Manchester 105.9 Burlington
94.9 Middlebury 99.1 West Dover 106.7 Lyndonville
94.9 Amesbury 99.5 Putney 106.7 Wilmington
95.7 Sherburne


Freq. Community Applicant/Notes
92.5 Dennis Assembleia de Deus (henceforth AdD) em Dennis/Boston
93.7 Falmouth AdD Ministeria do Belem de Acapesket
93.7 Menemsha AdD de Hyannis/Boston
93.7 Oak Bluffs The Drum Workshop, Inc.
93.7 Oak Bluffs M and M Community Development, Oak Bluff Branch
94.9 Amesbury New Haven Educational Radio
94.9 Lawrence Ministerio Apostolico Jesucristo es el Senor
96.1 Rockport AdD Ministeria do Belem de Annisquam
96.5 Worcester Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Canaan
96.9 Worthington Worthington Educational Broadcasters
97.1 Pittsfield Housatonic Educational Radio Fellowship
97.5 Charlton St. Joseph's Radio Station, Inc.
97.5 Dudley Nichols College
(licensee of WNRC 95.1)
97.7 East Harwich Cape Cod Christian Broadcasting
97.7 Great Barrington Berkshire County Radio Alliance
98.7 Hinsdale Hilltown Educational Radio
98.9 North Adams Gospel Train Ministry
99.7 East Longmeadow East Longmeadow Police Dept.
99.7 Feeding Hills Lighthouse Christian Center
99.7 Springfield AdD de Springfield/Boston
99.7 Springfield Citylight Ministries Center
99.7 Springfield Community Christian Radio Inc.
99.7 Springfield Goodwill Industries of Springfield/Hartford Inc.
99.7 Westfield Sara Beth Caron Memorial Scholarship Fund
99.7 Springfield Western New England College
(licensee of WNEK 105.1)
99.7 West Springfield Calvary Chapel of Western Mass.
102.9 Fitchburg Fitchburg Group Educational Assn.
102.9 Gardner Amanecer de la Esperanza Ministries
103.1 Shutesbury Sirius Community
103.3 Goshen Cummington Educational Radio
103.3 Northampton Foundation for Media Education
103.3 Northampton Tapesty [sic] Health System
104.3 Pittsfield Talking Information Center
104.7 Dalton Berkshires Educational Radio
104.9 Holyoke Radio Redemptor
104.9 Springfield Pentecostal Church Refuge of Salvation
104.9 Wyben AdD Ministeria do Belem de Wyben
(Wyben is a neighborhood in Westfield)
105.3 Montague Montague Community Cable
105.5 Chicopee AdD de Chicopee/Boston
105.5 Wilbraham Town of Wilbraham
106.1 Worcester AdD de Boston/Worcester
106.3 Oxford Challenges to the Youth Ministries
107.7 Westfield JWBC Bible College in Wyben
107.9 Buckland West County Community Radio
107.9 Lowell Lowell Telecommunications Corp.
(yes, that's co-channel to WXKS Medford 30 miles away!)
107.9 Greenfield Greenfield Community TV Inc.
107.9 Greenfield Living Waters Assembly of God
107.9 Greenfield Poets Seat Educational Fellowship
107.9 Russell "Russell"
107.9 Springfield Torres Ministries of Mass., Inc.
107.9 Wyben Bethlehem Immigrant Ministry in Wyben

And of course, the multiple applicants:

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Franklin Regional Council of Governments
Freq. Location Freq. Location
98.7 Blandford 96.9 Williamsburg
99.7 Agawam 102.9 Athol
105.5 Monson 104.3 Savoy
105.7 Bernardston
107.9 Shelburne

One more application with Massachusetts interest: this batch also includes Arizona, and who should be applying for 98.7 in Tucson but well-known Bay State engineer Dana Puopolo?


Freq. Community Applicant/Notes
92.7 Ocean City Maranatha-by-the-Sea Christian Fellowship
93.7 Cedar Grove Iglesia Nueva Jerusalem
95.9 Brookville First Baptist Church
98.3 Palmyra Angelo Roman
98.5 Bridgeton Joseph Burke
99.9 Millville Juan B. Ramos
99.9 Vineland Calvary Chapel of Vineland
101.1 Neptune Neptune Township Schools
(let's see what WCBS and WBEB think of that!)
101.5 Rio Grande Produce Ministries Inc.
101.5 Cape May Center for Community Arts Inc.
101.7 Pleasantville Middle School of Pleasanton
101.7 Linwood Mainland Regional High School
101.7 Atlantic City Second Baptist Church
102.3 Arrowhead Village Radio Alerta
102.5 Bridgeton Gogosurfer Inc.
104.7 Lakewood Calvary Chapel of Toms River
104.7 Brick Twp. International Music Society Inc.
106.5 Eagleswood Public Broadcasting of Southern Ocean County Inc.
106.5 West Creek Calvary Chapel of Southern Ocean County
106.5 Barnegat Heritage Bay Homeowners Assn.
107.9 Princeton Iglesia de Cristo Elim de Princeton
107.9 Trenton Iglesia de Cristo de Trenton
107.9 Flemington Hunterdon County ESC
107.9 Jersey City First Pentecostal Church of God Inc.
107.9 Readington The Profetic Voice Inc.

(Note that the first two 107.9s would wreak havoc with the existing class D station at the local high school, WWPH Princeton Junction; the third is co-channel with WKRF Tobyhanna PA across the state line; and the fourth is second-adjacent to WBLS just across the Hudson in Manhattan!)


Freq. Community Applicant/Notes
88.5 Philadelphia Edgardo Colon
(right on top of existing WXPN 88.5 in Philly)
88.7 Churchill Sandra Lee Rhoads
89.9 White Oak Lightning Community Broadcasting Inc.
90.5 Philadelphia School District of Philadelphia
(which didn't do its homework; this is second-adjacent to locals WRTI 90.1 and WHYY 90.9; but look down to 105.9 for its even worse second attempt!)
92.7 Meadville Meadville Educational Assn.
92.9 Gap Octave Ectroplex LLC
92.9 Cambridge Springs Cambridge County Radio Assn.
93.1 Lebanon Latino American Media Org. of PA, Inc.
93.3 Bethel Obadiah School of the Bible
94.5 Nanticoke St. John's Evangelistic Lutheran Church
94.5 Nanticoke People of God Educational Assn.
94.7 Marionville (M.O.G.U.L.)/(M.O.G.L.E.)
(whatever the heck THAT is!)
94.9 Warren Calvary Chapel of Russell
95.3 Lancaster Lancaster Educational Radio
95.3 Lancaster Youth Working for Justice
95.5 Erie Kenneth P. Miller
95.5 Erie E.E. Dept. of Gannon University/Frank Bogacki
(Gannon is also the licensee of WERG 89.9)
95.5 Middletown Middletown Area Bible Church
95.9 Erie Erie Christian Broadcasting Inc.
95.9 New Millport Harrisburg Area Media Information Corp.
(which apparently lacks the information that WSOX Red Lion is on first-adjacent 96.1, dooming this application)
98.1 Gibsonia Northern Allegheny Community Broadcasters
99.5 Brookville Brookville Area School District
99.9 Pittsburgh Lower Bloomfield Unity Council
(wasting its time here, with first-adjacent WSHH 99.7 in town!)
100.1 Burlington Springs Burlington Springs Faith Baptist Church
100.3 Carlisle Fiat Educational Radio Assn.
100.3 Berwick Berwick Adventist Broadcasting
102.9 Chambersburg Dack Inc.
103.5 Johnstown Johnstown Educational Assn.
103.5 Johnstown Greater Johnstown High School
103.5 La Plume Keystone College
103.7 Indiana Godstock Ministries
103.9 Springdale M and M Community Development, Pittsburgh Branch
104.5 State College Islamic Society of Central PA
104.9 Oil City Venango Catholic Educational Assn.
104.9 Shawnee-on-Delaware Shawnee Presbyterian Church
104.9 Oil City Pride of Oil City/Heritage/Health (P.O.O.C.H.)
104.9 Titusville Oil City Access Project
105.1 Indiana Indiana Educational Assn.
105.3 Washington West Washington United Methodist Church
105.9 Philadelphia School District of Philadelphia
(yep, first-adjacent to WJJZ 106.1...)
107.3 Plymouth Abundant Life Ministry
107.7 White Oak Penn State University McKeesport
107.7 Altoona Lay Stewardship Educational Association
107.9 Girardville Golden Age Communications
107.9 Chester Resources for Human Development/Groundwork USA

Whew! That's a lot of typing, and a lot of work for an already overwhelmed FCC to deal with. Expect to see only a small handful of these granted in the next few months, with many being thrown out on interference grounds and for incomplete applications.

We'll get back to the usual NERW schedule with next Monday's issue, July 16 - and stay tuned to Tower Site of the Week on for the first of our multi-part travelogue of the just-concluded Big Trip!

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