WFAS City Of License-Change App Raises Eyebrows
February 6, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
A proposed city-of-license change has drawn the attention of the NEW YORK market, as CUMULUS quietly filed in late JANUARY to move AC WFAS-F/WHITE PLAINS, NY to BRONXVILLE, NY, taking advantage of new FCC rules that make a city-of-license change a "one step" minor change.
SCOTT FYBUSH's FYBUSH.COM notes that the application leaves the station's tower in place but changes the city of license from central WESTCHESTER COUNTY to the WESTCHESTER-BRONX line, possibly allowing the Class A station to move its antenna much closer to NEW YORK, covering at least part of the five boroughs.
FYBUSH also notes another CUMULUS application to move Rock WWIZ (ROCK 104)/MERCER, PA closer into the YOUNGSTOWN market with a change of license to WEST MIDDLESEX, PA, just south of SHARON. Like with WFAS, the initial application does not include a transmitter move but the new city of license would enable such a change.