Radio Resurrection: An Arizona AM Returns From Deletion


It’s been an interesting year for an AM radio station in Coolidge, Ariz., that ran afoul of the Commission’s rules on tower fences, improper transmitter power, staffing, and the absence of EAS logs.

On June 29, the Media Bureau of the FCC dismissed an application from the station’s owner, Cortaro Broadcasting Corp., to renew the station’s license. This led to a license cancellation and the deletion of its call sign from the FCC database.

Now, the station’s call letters have been restored, with the facility being brought back from the end — with conditions that could yield a license revocation hearing.

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