Following up on my post of July 25, 2014, I indicated then that I have some "interesting theories" regarding the ultimate call-sign for Channel 3 at Middletown Township following its eventual launch. I am now prepared to share them.
The consensus now is that KVNV will not be that ultimate call-sign. This is likely true. The "NV" stands for the stations' home-state of Nevada. And like sister station KJWP, whose call-sign was KJWY while in that stations' home-state (the "WY" standing for Wyoming), a call-sign change is highly likely.
There have been at least two reports of two separate e-mails from PMCM TV personnel (one of which was reported on this forum), each claiming the new call-sign will be WJLP. Despite the seeming authentication of a reliable source, I am going out on a long limb tonight to say that WJLP will NOT be the stations' new call-sign.
The new call-sign for Channel 3 at Middletown Township following its eventual launch will be....
Here now I present what I maintain to be airtight evidence to substantiate this prognostication:
As has already been established, call-sign WJLP is presently assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard, and the FCC's call-sign reservation system declares it "Not Available". 47 CFR 73.3550(k) specifies: "Four-letter combinations commencing with “W” or “K” which are assigned as call signs to ships or to other radio services are not available for assignment to broadcast stations, with or without the “-FM” or “-TV” suffix.";
According to PMCM's main website for it's television stations, http://pmcmtv.com/
, the Middletown Township channel 3 operation is referred to by two call-signs: The current KVNV and KJLP;
PMCM's website for KJWP Wilmington is http://kjwp2.com/
. Applying that URL combination to the three possible call-signs for Channel 3, which are KVNV, KJLP, and WJLP, attempts to access each website reveals that http://kvnv3.com/
redirects to http://pmcmtv.com/
loads up a blank white page, and http://wjlp3.com/
is presently unregistered;
When examining the domain records for these five websites, the following records of ownership are revealed: http://kjwp2.com/
was created on 2014-04-17, expires on 2019-04-17, and the site is hosted by GoDaddy.com. http://kvnv3.com/
was created on 2014-04-17, expires on 2019-04-17, and the site is hosted by GoDaddy.com. http://kjlp3.com/
was created on 2014-04-17, expires on 2019-04-17, and the site is hosted by GoDaddy.com. http://pmcmtv.com/
was created by Robert McAllen on 2013-11-21, expires on 2015-11-21, and the site is hosted by GoDaddy.com. And http://wjlp3.com/
has never before been registered and is available;
A further investigation of domain records reveals that website http://kjlptv.com/
was created by Robert McAllen on 2013-11-21, expires on 2018-11-21, and the site is hosted by GoDaddy.com. And just like http://kjlp3.com/
loads up a blank white page. Conversely, http://wjlptv.com/
has never before been registered and is available; and,
The call-sign KJLP is presently only in use by an FM radio station licensed to Palmer, Arkansas. FCC rules presently allow for the same call-sign to be used by multiple licensees, provided of course that each licensee operates their station on a different service.
This overwhelming evidence, in conjunction with the fact that the Wilmington station retained a "K" call-sign following it's move to a location east of the Mississippi, substantiates that the most likely call-sign that PMCM TV will request for Channel 3 at Middletown Township is KJLP.