Scott Fybush (subscription required) and Tom Taylor report that Tim Martz’s Radio Power has applied to position an additional translator at 107.3 to carry WAMO (660 Wilkinsburg) to bring the urban format to the eastern part of the market. Where things get sticky is that 107.3 is first adjacent to Greensburg’s WHJB at 107.1 owned by Renda Broadcasting subsidiary, St. Pier Group. Renda filed a petition against the translator while Martz argues that Renda filed the complaint too late and that the new translator would not interfere with WHJB.
Martz is acquiring the translator (currently W283CB – 104.5 Jonestown) from Family Life Ministry. The proposed location for the new translator is on the WAMO/WZUM tower in Forest Hills with 250 watts of power. It would cover towns as far east as West Newton, Irwin, and Export. The new translator would complement the one already at 100.1.