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Must be in the water....

Post by Tom Taggart » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:21 pm

Southeastern Ohio Broadcasting (WHIZ/Zanesville folks) bid $252,000 for the construction permit for a McConnelsville Class A in the current FCC FM auction.

Outbidding (so far) Muskingum Broadcasting (the Bohachs~WLOH Lancaster).

This is 103.7--can go a little north or a little south of McConnelsville and that's it.

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Post by sportsvoice » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:26 pm

They must be betting on big bucks from selling 102.5 after moving it into Columbus. Of course they also had to pay Vern Baldwin off to the tune of about 1 million or so to dismiss a competing app.

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Post by Tom Taggart » Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:37 pm

Yea, I took another look at this. They could move 103.7 to near Philo, still meeting minimum spacings towards WCKY and WOGH, and put a city grade over a good chunk of Zanesville. Since they now own 92.7, what would make sense is then re-license 103.7 to South Zanesville, re-license 92.7 to Zanesville as an "A," then move the 92.7 onto the Channel 18 tower in Zanesville. (Remember 92.7 was originally assigned as a Class A to Zanesville, with the tower right on I-70 east of the city.)

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Post by sportsvoice » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:08 pm

Tom Taggart wrote:Yea, I took another look at this. They could move 103.7 to near Philo, still meeting minimum spacings towards WCKY and WOGH, and put a city grade over a good chunk of Zanesville. Since they now own 92.7, what would make sense is then re-license 103.7 to South Zanesville, re-license 92.7 to Zanesville as an "A," then move the 92.7 onto the Channel 18 tower in Zanesville. (Remember 92.7 was originally assigned as a Class A to Zanesville, with the tower right on I-70 east of the city.)
I think that tower is still there...I think it has a (possibly lighted) cross on it. Was that station religious-formatted back then?

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Post by Hoosier Daddy » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:29 pm

sportsvoice wrote:I think that tower is still there...I think it has a (possibly lighted) cross on it.
You're not thinking of WTOV in Steubenville, are you?

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Post by sportsvoice » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:00 pm

Hoosier Daddy wrote:
sportsvoice wrote:I think that tower is still there...I think it has a (possibly lighted) cross on it.
You're not thinking of WTOV in Steubenville, are you?

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Could be. I remember some sort of tower along 70 near Zanesville though.

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Post by Tom Taggart » Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:28 am

That was the original WCVZ tower east of Zanesville, it was a Class A back then. When they upgraded to a B-1, they re-licensed the station to South Zanesville and moved the tower south into Perry County. Leaving the original tower (with the cross for a while) up along I-70.

Since Southeastern now owns WCVZ, they could move the antenna back into Zanesville by mounting it on the WHIZ-TV tower.
This would require a combination of a directional antenna and/or power reduction to keep Class B-1 status, or simply go back to Class A status.

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Post by Uncle Shishkabob » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:54 pm

Speaking of WTOV. When the new tower was erected a few years ago in Steubenville, the cross was not placed on it
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