Puerto Rican AM Owner Won’t Relent On Booster Push


On April 19, the operator of a trio of experimental AM booster stations used in a long-running “test” to fill in coverage gaps was served notice by the FCC: The three boosters’ licenses are to be deleted. Nevertheless, Wifredo G. Blanco-Pi, the veteran broadcaster who has used WA2XPA in Arecibo, WI2XSO in Mayaguez, and WI3XSO in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to help WAPA-AM 680 in San Juan and simulcast partner WISO-AM 1260 in Ponce cover la isla del encanto, has continued what some may consider a quixotic push to get the Commission to change its mind.

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