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Actually, translators would be out of license too. He’d have to get them licensed … and I seriously doubt the FCC would allow it.
Here are the daytime and nighttime coverage areas:
Dramatic difference. Looks like an unfair restriction to me, but ….
I would guess the infraction report came from another station who really wants Stayton in their market at night, but I don’t see any other AM station on 1460kHz. Klamath Falls has KFLS talk radio at 1450 1000 watts with no nighttime restriction. The same corp. owns 4 other stations there, plus newspaper advertising, with signage affiliates, etc. If KCKX changed their format from strictly Country music to talk radio, then it might be competing in the fringe area at night if they keep their power up. It’s not really in KFLS’ service area, but being on an adjacent frequency might be enough for a fair-sized outfit like that to file a complaint.
I think the management of that corporate entity would be considered remiss in the duties of their job if they didn’t report it. I’m sure they have a number of investor mouths to feed.