I thought I'd start a new thread rather than hijack the other one...
I wonder with the Hiawassee GA and Soddy Daisy class C stations dark and if their licenses go back to the FCC ( I hope not, I hate to see any station fail), could this station move to 1230 @500 watts or more 24 hour or maybe even a better frequency and have a little better night time and daytime signal?
Maybe. The closest station on 1230 looks like WAKI licensed to McMinnville. Since 1230 is a graveyard freq. it might work, but I don't think you'd gain much running the same power as on 1250. Plus you have a 1 kW fulltimer on 1240 in Knoxville to protect so any substantial power increase on either 1230 or 1250 is pretty unlikely. Since you have Class B WDEH in Monroe County that would put the kibosh on migrating to the expanded band (if the FCC is even granting licenses there anymore.)
From what I understand WENR 1090 in Englewood is dark and will probably remain that way. I don't know if the license has been turned in or not, but theoretically you could apply to move the transmitter and COL to Madisonville. It might have to go directional, but you would gain a MUCH better daytime signal and reliably cover the entire county (the 1250 signal really doesn't); however, nighttime service would have to be sacrificed to protect KAAY Little Rock and WBAL Baltimore. Maybe you could get a few watts at night but nothing worth staying on for. At least on 1250 WRKQ has 84 watts at night, enough to cover Madisonville.
Since I've been away for a while I don't know what other frequencies (if any) might be feasible, but there's my 2 cents' worth.