Originally Posted by itsthemultipath!
P.S.: I think if WPBN is going to the bother of putting a new antenna and line on the Harrieta tower (WPBN analog site, 1959-2009), they should do something to run more than 15 kW on it, perhaps ask for a superpower translator, or apply for a third full station with perhaps Reed City or Baldwin as its COL.
With 15 kw at Harrieta, and and channel 47 at Kalkaska, much of Benzie and Leelanau will be left in the dark.
Well, the 15 kW will be approved without issue. If they want to power it up, they should do what they're doing, get approval for the 15 kW first, then later ask to power it up. That way they can at least have something on the air or something approved instead of having to wait on it.
That's exactly what WTVF in Nashville has done. They initially applied for 100 kW, then backed it down to 15 kW. The 15 kW was almost immediately approved, and then they asked to bump it to 100 kW again. That remains pending, but now at least they can put it on the air at reduced power, if nothing else.