The major holdup is the public notice time required by the FAA for the change of the aircraft frequiences. Otherwise the equipment change is the easy part. At this time 99.5 at Citrus Heights is still a few months away. Wow what a nightmare for EMF!
KYCC from Stockton had a translator on 99.5 at Elk Grove that was also displaced. They are now on a new translator at the same tower on 102.9 Mhz.
Any news from the FCC when they will ever go around to processing the 5-year old pending FM translator applications? There are a couple of dozen FM translator applications (all MX'ed with others) pending around Sacramento so we may see some new translators sometime in the future.
Some of the frequencies applied for which all have compeiting applications are:
96.5, 98.9, 103.9 & 104.1 which are toast now because of the 103.9 move form Yuba City to Lincolon. There's 104.7, 106.9 & 107.1, 99.7 (which won't work now as discussed above) and other applications I can't remember. The companies are EMF, Radio Assist & Edgewater, Cal-State at Sacramento, Eastern Sierra Broadcasting, a few individuals including Mary Guthrie who propses to re-broadcast a Southern Californa station and perhaps Calvery is an applicant around Sacramento.
Can anyone else remember what frequiences and who else applied for FM translators around Sacramento?
I will look for your replies.
Hi Newsperson...Thanks for the info about EMF and 99.5. I guess it makes sense that the FAA would want to make sure that everyone reads "the memo" about the frequency changes at Mather.
I have a question for you. Do you think they will hold on to 99.5 once they get it on the air? It seems to me that since they already cover a good chunk of the market from KLRS, that it would be beneficial for them to sell KLVS to a commercial broadcaster.
To answer your QUESTION--
Here's some info on the translator apps from Recnet.com:http://www.recnet.com/cdbs/fmq.php?latd=38.5556&lond=121.469&jaws=0