|Originally posted by foxeng
Someone asked this question to me several months ago. Best I can tell looking at the FCC website, they requested a power increase in 2000 and the FCC hasn't approved it yet. I suspect because of the proximity to Canada. When a station makes a change that might effect stations in Canada, it has to go through both governments. The FCC has a few in this category along the Canadian and Mexican borders. WFXT is not the only one.
I can't imagine how Canada could be the problem. Boston is about 200 miles from the closest Canadian border, and 250 from any big city in Canada (Montreal), and there are these tiny little bumps called the White/Green Mountains in between the two...
At their current power levels, WFXT's signal barely makes it to Southern NH, which is less than 30 miles from the transmitter. Even with the requested power boost, I can't imagine WFXT-DT making it anywhere close to Canada.
If interference issues are what is holding up WFXT's request, it's got to be a much closer interference issue than Canada, most likely a station in Rhode Island.