Translator Interfering With WKMK Is Shut Down
May 13, 2011 at 5:28 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL/NEW YORK has turned off a translator that PRESS BROADCASTING Country WKMK (THUNDER 106)/MONMOUTH-OCEAN, NJ claimed was interfering with their signal on the JERSEY SHORE. THUNDER 106 broadcasts on both 106.3 and 106.5.
The CLEAR CHANNEL translator was recently moved from 106.5 to 106.3, and upped in power from 1 watt to 100, which caused WKMK to complain. The 106.3 translator was going to be used to relay the HD2 side-channel of WLTW (106.7 LITE FM)/NEW YORK.
On WKMK's website, the station wrote, "We are pleased to announce that the radio station that had been causing interference since last THURSDAY MAY 5th, 2011 to our THUNDER 106 signal in NJ, MANHATTAN, LONG ISLAND, STATEN ISLAND, BROOKLYN and QUEENS, has suspended operations.
"Accordingly, you should no longer be experiencing any interference issues relative to the THUNDER 106 in the communities we have previously been communicating to you. Over the next several weeks we will be meeting with the NYC radio broadcaster in an attempt to help them resolve their interference issues but IN NO WAY will we accept ANY interference to our THUNDER 106 signal pattern and your right to receive and enjoy our THUNDER 106 ROCKIN' COUNTRY Programming."