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KFRN
LONG BEACH CA
AM BROADCAST
1280 kHz
FAMILY STATIONS, INC.
112 NORTH ELM STREET
SHENANDOAH IA 51601
7122465151
Facility ID: 21005
Licensed
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This record has been enhanced by the REC Radio History Project. Pre-1932 data has been manually entered by REC based on FRC Radio Service Bulletins.  Click here to learn more.
This record has been enhanced by the REC Radio History Project. Pre-1980 data has been manually entered by REC based on information from FCC History Cards.  Click here to learn more.
BP-20130529AMC Dismissed 06/12/2013
BML-20000519AED Granted 04/12/2001
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Application ID: 538508
Frequency: 1280 kHz
FCC Station Class: B
IFRB Region 2 Class: B
Time Zone: Pacific
Antenna Monitor: POTOMAC INSTRUMENTS AM19 (204)
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Primary Tower Coordinates:
NAD27: 33 47' 52.80" 118 14' 45.60"
NAD83: 33 47' 52.87" 118 14' 48.85"
Power: 1 kW
Directional Antenna Daytime only.
Domestic Pattern: T
RMS Theoretical: 282 mV/m at 1km
Towers: 1
Twr Field
Ratio
Elec.
Ht.
Phas-
ing
Spac-
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Orien-
tation
Tower
Ref
Top
Load
Sw
A
Sw
B
Sw
C
Sw
D
Tower
Height
A1137.7000NN000089.6m
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Daytime | View Towers
Primary Tower Coordinates:
NAD27: 33 47' 52.80" 118 14' 45.60"
NAD83: 33 47' 52.87" 118 14' 48.85"
Power: 1 kW
Directional Antenna Daytime only.
Domestic Pattern: S
RMS Standard: 345.37 mV/m at 1km
RMS Theoretical: 328.77 mV/m at 1km
Towers: 2
Twr Field
Ratio
Elec.
Ht.
Phas-
ing
Spac-
ing
Orien-
tation
Tower
Ref
Top
Load
Sw
A
Sw
B
Sw
C
Sw
D
Tower
Height
A1137.7000NN000089.6m
B0.489.9-77.1159.765NN000058.5m
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BML-20000519AED Superceded 12/04/2000
SMOV-19800908AJ Granted 01/01/1978
BL-19800908AJ Granted 02/13/1981
BL-19800908AJ Granted 02/13/1981
COMTEL- Granted 08/26/1980
BP-19780925AV Granted 03/05/1980
BP-19780925AV Superceded 03/02/1980
COMTEL- Granted 04/13/1978
BZ-7720 Granted 01/04/1971
WIRE- Granted 02/05/1969
BP-16149 Dismissed 05/11/1965
BP-16149 Superceded 03/22/1965
BML-2027 Granted 01/22/1963
BMP-8273 Granted 10/09/1958
BML-1781 Granted 10/09/1958
BL-7094 Granted 10/23/1958
BMP-8108 Granted 04/15/1958
BMP-7992 Granted 12/31/1957
BMP-7932 Granted 11/20/1957
BP-10453 Granted 05/10/1957
WIRE- Granted 11/05/1956
BAL-2392 Granted 08/29/1956
BP-10453 Superceded 04/05/1957
BML-1597 Granted 08/02/1954
BZ-3411 Granted 08/14/1952
STA- Granted 07/09/1946
B5-L-1985 Granted 08/03/1946
B5-MP-1926 Granted 06/06/1946
B5-S-12 Granted 11/02/1945
B5-S-12 Granted 10/03/1945
TELE- Granted 08/29/1945
B5-P-3902 Granted 10/01/1945
B5-S-12 Granted 09/27/1944
B5-SSA-116 Granted 10/09/1944
B5-SSA-108 Granted 06/20/1944
B5-S-12 Granted 05/29/1944
B5-S-12 Granted 04/18/1944
NARBA-1280 Granted 03/24/1941
B5-S-12 Granted 12/30/1938
B5-S-12 Granted 12/31/1937
B5-S-12 Granted 08/18/1937
B5-MP-472 Application Returned 06/24/1939
B5-S-12 Granted 11/17/1936
B5-P-650 Permit Cancelled 08/08/1939
Z-B-91 Granted 06/08/1934
ALLOC- Granted 11/11/1928
5-M-B-116 Granted 02/18/1929
5-L-B- Granted 08/01/1928
5-P-B- Granted 05/17/1928
5-P-B- Granted 02/28/1928
5-S-B-12 Granted 04/22/1927
LIC- Granted
CALL SIGN HISTORY
KFON - 02/29/1924
KFOX - 12/15/1928
KFRN - 11/01/1977
KFRN - 00/00/0000
Where this call sign has been:
11/01/1924 - .1340 kHz in HANFORD CA RSB
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APPLICATION HISTORY
  LIC- ) Granted 00/00/0000
  5-S-B-12 Modify License Granted 04/22/1927
  5-P-B- Modify License Granted 02/28/1928
  5-P-B- Modification Granted 05/17/1928
  5-L-B- License to Cover Granted 08/01/1928
  5-M-B-116 Modify License Granted 02/18/1929
  ALLOC- 1928 Allocation Granted 11/11/1928
  Z-B-91 Direct Measurement Granted 06/08/1934
  B5-P-650 Modification Cancelled 08/08/1939
From: NICHOLS & WARINNER, INC.
To: HAL NICHOLS, INCORPORATED
  B5-AL-66 Assignment Dismissed 03/10/1936
  B5-S-12 Special Temporary Authority Granted 11/17/1936
  B5-MP-472 Minor Modify CP Returned 06/24/1939
  B5-S-12 Special Temporary Authority Granted 08/18/1937
  B5-S-12 Special Temporary Authority Granted 12/31/1937
  B5-S-12 Special Temporary Authority Granted 12/30/1938
  NARBA-1280 NARBA Reallocation Granted 03/24/1941
  B5-S-12 Modify Lic per Order 107 Granted 11/06/1942
  B5-S-12 Special Temporary Authority Granted 04/18/1944
  B5-S-12 Special Temporary Authority Granted 05/29/1944
  B5-SSA-108 Special Temporary Authority Granted 06/20/1944
  B5-SSA-116 Special Temporary Authority Granted 10/09/1944
  B5-S-12 Special Temporary Authority Granted 09/27/1944
  B5-S-12 Modify Lic per Order 107-A Granted 07/10/1945
  B5-P-3902 Modification Granted 10/01/1945
  TELE- Special Temporary Authority Granted 08/29/1945
  B5-S-12 Special Temporary Authority Granted 10/03/1945
  B5-S-12 Special Temporary Authority Granted 11/02/1945
  B5-MP-1926 CP Extension Granted 06/06/1946
  B5-L-1985 License to Cover Granted 08/03/1946
  STA- Special Temporary Authority Granted 07/09/1946
  BZ-3411 Direct Measurement Granted 08/14/1952
  BTC-1632 Transfer of Control Granted 12/16/1953
  BTC-1665 Transfer of Control Granted 02/24/1954
  BML-1597 Modify License Granted 08/02/1954
  BTC-2089 Transfer of Control Granted 11/16/1955
  BP-10453 Modification Superceded 04/05/1957
From: KFOX BROADCASTING CORPORATION
To: HOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
  BAL-2392 Assignment Granted 08/29/1956
  WIRE- ) Granted 11/05/1956
  BP-10453 Modification Granted 05/10/1957
  BMP-7932 Modification Granted 11/20/1957
  BMP-7992 CP Extension Granted 12/31/1957
  BTC-2697 Transfer of Control Granted 02/12/1958
  BMP-8108 CP Extension Granted 04/15/1958
  BL-7094 License to Cover Granted 10/23/1958
  BMP-8273 Minor Modify CP Granted 10/09/1958
  BML-1781 License to Cover Granted 10/09/1958
  BTC-3605 Transfer of Control Returned 10/28/1960
From: KFOX, INC.
To: ILLINOIS-CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.
  BAL-4354 Assignment Granted 11/29/1961
  BML-2027 License to Cover Granted 01/22/1963
  BTC-4425 Transfer of Control Granted 12/13/1963
  BP-16149 Modification Superceded 03/22/1965
  BP-16149 Modification Dismissed 05/11/1965
  BTC-5293 Transfer of Control Granted 04/19/1967
  WIRE- Silent STA Granted 02/05/1969
  BTC-5950 Transfer of Control Granted 05/23/1969
  BZ-7720 Direct Measurement Granted 01/04/1971
  EBSA- Emerg Broadcast System Granted 05/22/1972
From: SONDERLING BROADCASTING CORPORATION (A DEL CORP)
To: INDUSTRIAL BROADCASTING COMPANY AND LE ROY J GLOGER AND REBA K GLOGER
  BAL-7669 Assignment Granted 12/21/1972
From: INDUSTRIAL BROADCASTING COMPANY AND LE ROY J GLOGER AND REBA K GLOGER
To: WALTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
  BAL-7670 Assignment Granted 12/21/1972
From: WALTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
To: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.
  BAPL-499 Assignment Granted 09/19/1977
  EBSA- Emerg Broadcast System Granted 11/23/1977
  SMOV-19800908AJ AM expanded band dummy rcd Granted 01/01/1978
  COMTEL- Special Temporary Authority Granted 04/13/1978
  BP-19780925AV Modification Superceded 03/02/1980
  BP-19780925AV Modification Granted 03/05/1980
Public Notice Details BP-19780925AV Modification Granted 03/05/1980
  COMTEL- Special Temporary Authority Granted 08/26/1980
  BL-19800908AJ License to Cover Granted 02/13/1981
  BR-19800731VE Renewal Granted 12/15/1980
  BL-19800908AJ License to Cover Granted 02/13/1981
  BZ-19820804AM Direct Measurement Granted 09/09/1982
Public Notice Details BML-19830407AF Modify License Granted 06/20/1983
  BR-19830801WX Renewal Granted 11/16/1983
  BP-19840914AF Major Modification-amend Returned 11/14/1984
  BP-19850123AF Major Modification-amend Returned 04/04/1985
  BR-19900723YQ Renewal Granted 11/26/1990
  BZ-19901019AC Direct Measurement Dismissed 12/03/1990
  BZ-19910130AE Direct Measurement Granted 05/30/1991
  BZ-19930721AB Direct Measurement Granted 07/25/1995
  BR-19970725YI Renewal Granted 11/25/1997
  BIES-20000622AAT EEO Initial Election Statement Pending 06/23/2000
  BML-20000519AED Modify License Superceded 12/04/2000
  BML-20000519AED Modify License Granted 04/12/2001
  -19990202AAV Main Studio Waiver Request Granted 09/19/2002
  -19990616AAT Main Studio Waiver Request Granted 09/19/2002
  BR-20050721AFE Renewal Granted 11/29/2005
  BP-20130529AMC Modification Dismissed 06/12/2013
  BR-20130719ABT Renewal Granted 11/22/2013
Transaction log data -20131213BHG Main Studio Waiver Request Granted 09/29/2014
Transaction log data BSTA-20141229AWK Special Temporary Authority Granted 01/08/2015
Transaction log data BESTA-20150707ACZ Extension of STA Granted 07/22/2015
Transaction log data BESTA-20160122AHI Extension of STA Granted 02/18/2016
Transaction log data BSTA-20160901ABV Special Temporary Authority Granted 09/07/2016
Transaction log data BESTA-20170313ABR Extension of STA Granted 04/04/2017
Transaction log data BESTA-20171005ABD Extension of STA Granted 11/08/2017
Transaction log data BESTA-20180508ADG Extension of STA Granted 06/06/2018
Transaction log data BESTA-20181126AAV Extension of STA Granted 12/21/2018
Transaction log data BESTA-20190620AAG Extension of STA Granted 07/18/2019
Transaction log data BESTA-20200117AAP Extension of STA Granted 01/29/2020
Transaction log data BESTA-20200727AAL Extension of STA Granted 08/06/2020
Transaction log data BESTA-20210204AAB Extension of STA Granted 02/12/2021
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IMPORTED LETTERS
 STA relatedBESTA-20200117AAP01/29/2020
 STA relatedBESTA-20190620AAG07/18/2019
 STA relatedBESTA-20181126AAV12/21/2018
 STA relatedBESTA-20171005ABD06/06/2018
 STA relatedBESTA-20171005ABD11/08/2017
 STA relatedBESTA-20170313ABR04/04/2017
 STA related 09/07/2016
 Incoming letter or scanned document 08/22/2016
 Incoming letter or scanned document 02/29/2016
 STA relatedBESTA-20160122AHI02/18/2016
 STA relatedBESTA-20150707ACZ07/22/2015
 STA related 01/08/2015
 Incoming letter or scanned document 12/17/2014
 Imported Letter 06/12/2013
 Imported Letter 09/19/1999
 Imported Letter 09/19/1999
 History card 01/01/1980
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