Industry News Bits Thu 11-11-21
Cornerstone University has named Alicia Wyant (at left) the new Executive Director of WCSG/Grand Rapids. Wyant replaces Chris Lemke who stepped down from the position in April this year after 36 years. In his time at Cornerstone University Lemke served as program director, general manager, and Executive Director and has opened a consultancy.
Wyant first joined WCSG as Director of Development in 2019.
As of this past Tuesday, the FCC has closed the seven-day filing window for applications for new noncommercial educational FM station construction permits. Almost 1,300 applications were received.
According to Radio World, the FCC’s Media Bureau now will look for mutually exclusive (MX) groups of applications – those that conflict with one another – as well as “singletons,” those that do not. Then the bureau will release public notices to identify MX groups of applications and explain the procedures for filing settlement agreements and technical amendments. MX applicants will have an opportunity to resolve conflicts through settlements or technical amendments.
The commission also placed a temporary freeze on the filing of any amendments to NCE FM new station applications submitted in this filing window until Nov. 29.
The window is only for proposals in the FM reserved band, Channels 201 to 220, which is 87.9 to 91.9 MHz, and individual entities could only apply for up to 10.
EMF plans to swap KEKL/Mesquite, NV (88.5) in exchange for translator K234BS at 94.7 FM licensed for Las Vegas and owned by CA-based Ondas de Vida. KEKL is a Las Vegas rimshotter and EMF will still cover the metro with Carl J. Auel-owned “K-Love” affiliate KVKL (91.1) and the EMF-owned Spring Valley, NV-licensed translator K236BM at 95.1 FM.
And, Family Life Ministries/Bath, NY closes on WITC/Cazenovia, NY (88.9) from Cazenovia College.
Rick Stevens celebrates 38 years at KYTT/Coos Bay (K-LIght)
David Sams 34 years at Sams Corp Tennessee
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