Isn't 93.9 on top of the National City building downtown?
How was WJIE able to broadcast on 93.9 for that short period of time a few years ago. I believe Tom Dorsey mentioned it in his column before the CJ made him "retire."
93.9 is on top of the National City Building (now PNC) in the same room with WRKA.
WJIE had a translator downtown on 93.9 which I think was about 100 watts. At that time there wouldn't be a full power FM on 93.9 in Louisville because of insufficient distance from 93.7 in Seymour, Indiana.
The 93.7 station was bought by Susquehanna, who petitioned the FCC to change the frequency to 93.9 and change the city of licenses from Seymour to Sellersburg. That was done so that Susquehanna could move an Indianapolis station rim blaster closer to town.
Oh yeah, 1450 in Jeffersonville was owned by the people that owned 93.7 in Seymour, and Susquehanna had to buy both of them to get one of them. Susquehanna didn't really want either one of them. What they wanted was an upgrade on their very important Indianapolis cluster, which they got.
When 93.9 was awarded to a full power station, that took precedence over WJIE's translator, so the FCC simply took the frequency away from them.
Then Susquehanna was completely purchased by Cumulus, who apparently never figured out what to do with the little AM and stand alone FM that came with the Susquehanna deal. So two weeks ago, they turned them both off.