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KFRN
LONG BEACH CA US
AM BROADCAST
1280 kHz
FAMILY STATIONS, INC.
112 NORTH ELM STREET
SHENANDOAH IA 51601
7122465151
Facility ID: 21005
Licensed
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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-
ing
Orien-
tation
Tower
Ref
Top
Load
Sw
A
Sw
B
Sw
C
Sw
D
Tower
Height
A1137.7000NN000089.6m
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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: 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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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BP-19780925AV Superceded 03/02/1980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BP-16149 Superceded 03/22/1965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BP-10453 Superceded 04/05/1957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 -
Where this call sign has been:
11/01/1924 - .1340 kHz in HANFORD CA RSB
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APPLICATION HISTORY
LIC- Granted02/29/1924
5-S-B-12Modify LicenseGranted04/22/1927
5-P-B-Modify LicenseGranted02/28/1928
5-P-B-Minor ModificationGranted05/17/1928
5-L-B-License to CoverGranted08/01/1928
5-M-B-116Modify LicenseGranted02/18/1929
ALLOC-1928 AllocationGranted11/11/1928
Z-B-91Direct MeasurementGranted06/08/1934
B5-P-650Minor ModificationPermit Cancelled08/08/1939
From: NICHOLS & WARINNER, INC.
To: HAL NICHOLS, INCORPORATED
B5-AL-66Assign LicenseDismissed03/10/1936
B5-S-12Special Service AuthorityGranted11/17/1936
B5-MP-472Minor Modify CPApplication Returned06/24/1939
B5-S-12Special Service AuthorityGranted08/18/1937
B5-S-12Special Service AuthorityGranted12/31/1937
B5-S-12Special Service AuthorityGranted12/30/1938
NARBA-1280NARBA ReallocationGranted03/24/1941
B5-S-12Modify Lic per Order 107Granted11/06/1942
B5-S-12Special Service AuthorityGranted04/18/1944
B5-S-12Special Service AuthorityGranted05/29/1944
B5-SSA-108Special Service AuthorityGranted06/20/1944
B5-SSA-116Special Service AuthorityGranted10/09/1944
B5-S-12Special Service AuthorityGranted09/27/1944
B5-S-12Modify Lic per Order 107-AGranted07/10/1945
B5-P-3902Minor ModificationGranted10/01/1945
TELE-Special Service AuthorityGranted08/29/1945
B5-S-12Special Service AuthorityGranted10/03/1945
B5-S-12Special Service AuthorityGranted11/02/1945
B5-MP-1926CP ExtensionGranted06/06/1946
B5-L-1985License to CoverGranted08/03/1946
STA-Special Temporary AuthorityGranted07/09/1946
BZ-3411Direct MeasurementGranted08/14/1952
BTC-1632Transfer of ControlGranted12/16/1953
BTC-1665Transfer of ControlGranted02/24/1954
BML-1597Modify LicenseGranted08/02/1954
BTC-2089Transfer of ControlGranted11/16/1955
BP-10453Minor ModificationSuperceded04/05/1957
From: KFOX BROADCASTING CORPORATION
To: HOGAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
BAL-2392Assign LicenseGranted08/29/1956
WIRE- Granted11/05/1956
BP-10453Minor ModificationGranted05/10/1957
BMP-7932Minor ModificationGranted11/20/1957
BMP-7992CP ExtensionGranted12/31/1957
BTC-2697Transfer of ControlGranted02/12/1958
BMP-8108CP ExtensionGranted04/15/1958
BL-7094License to CoverGranted10/23/1958
BMP-8273Minor Modify CPGranted10/09/1958
BML-1781License to CoverGranted10/09/1958
BTC-3605Transfer of ControlApplication Returned10/28/1960
From: KFOX, INC.
To: ILLINOIS-CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.
BAL-4354Assign LicenseGranted11/29/1961
BML-2027License to CoverGranted01/22/1963
BTC-4425Transfer of ControlGranted12/13/1963
BP-16149Minor ModificationSuperceded03/22/1965
BP-16149Minor ModificationDismissed05/11/1965
BTC-5293Transfer of ControlGranted04/19/1967
WIRE-Silent NotificationGranted02/05/1969
BTC-5950Transfer of ControlGranted05/23/1969
BZ-7720Direct MeasurementGranted01/04/1971
EBSA-Emerg Broadcast SystemGranted05/22/1972
From: SONDERLING BROADCASTING CORPORATION (A DEL CORP)
To: INDUSTRIAL BROADCASTING COMPANY AND LE ROY J GLOGER AND REBA K GLOGER
BAL-7669Assign LicenseGranted12/21/1972
From: INDUSTRIAL BROADCASTING COMPANY AND LE ROY J GLOGER AND REBA K GLOGER
To: WALTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
BAL-7670Assign LicenseGranted12/21/1972
From: WALTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
To: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.
BAPL-499Assign License/CPGranted09/19/1977
EBSA-Emerg Broadcast SystemGranted11/23/1977
COMTEL-Special Service AuthorityGranted04/13/1978
BP-19780925AVMinor ModificationSuperceded03/02/1980
BP-19780925AVMinor ModificationGranted03/05/1980
COMTEL-Special Service AuthorityGranted08/26/1980
BL-19800908AJLicense to CoverGranted02/13/1981
  SMOV-19800908AJ SMOV Granted 01/01/1978
Public Notice Details BP-19780925AV Auxiliary Permit Granted 03/05/1980
  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 Application Returned 11/14/1984
  BP-19850123AF Major Modification Application 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
  BTC-19980310B1 Transfer of Control Granted 03/16/1998
  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
BOA-20070711 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/12/2007
BOA-20090715 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/16/2009
  BTC-20100413ABR Transfer of Control Dismissed 04/20/2010
  BTC-20100420ABW Transfer of Control Granted 04/26/2010
BOA-20100513 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 05/14/2010
BOA-20101105 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/08/2010
BOA-20101118 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/19/2010
BOA-20110527 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 05/31/2011
BOA-20110705 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/06/2011
BOA-20110707 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/08/2011
BOA-20110824 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 08/25/2011
  BTC-20110907AGE Transfer of Control Granted 09/14/2011
BOA-20110930 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 10/03/2011
BOA-20111117 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/18/2011
BOA-20120123 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 01/24/2012
BOA-20120521 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 05/22/2012
BOA-20120725 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/26/2012
BOA-20120925 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 09/26/2012
BOA-20120926 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 09/27/2012
BOA-20121120 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/21/2012
BOA-20121121 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/23/2012
BOA-20130102 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 01/03/2013
BOA-20130118 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 01/22/2013
BOA-20130128 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 01/29/2013
BOA-20130326 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/27/2013
BOA-20130508 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 05/09/2013
BOA-20130524 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 05/28/2013
  BP-20130529AMC Minor Modification Dismissed 06/12/2013
BOA-20130717 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/18/2013
BOA-20130718 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/19/2013
BOA-20130719 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/22/2013
  BR-20130719ABT Renewal Granted 11/22/2013
BOA-20130925 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 09/26/2013
BOA-20130926 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 09/27/2013
BOA-20131113 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 11/14/2013
  BTC-20140117ABU Transfer of Control Granted 02/20/2014
BOA-20140123 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 01/24/2014
BOA-20140305 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/06/2014
BOA-20140327 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/28/2014
BOA-20140602 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 06/02/2014
BOA-20140724 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/25/2014
BOA-20140731 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 08/01/2014
Transaction log data -20131213BHG Main Studio Waiver Request Granted 09/29/2014
Transaction log data BSTA-20141229AWK Special Temporary Authority Granted 01/08/2015
BOA-20150120 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 01/20/2015
BOA-20150302 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 03/03/2015
Transaction log data BESTA-20150707ACZ Extension of STA Granted 07/22/2015
BOA-20150724 Ownership Report(s) Accepted for Filing 07/27/2015
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
  0000046606 Owenship Report-Biennial Received 03/02/2018
Transaction log data BESTA-20180508ADG Extension of STA Granted 06/06/2018
  BTC-20181003AFW Transfer of Control Granted 11/23/2018
Transaction log data BESTA-20181126AAV Extension of STA Granted 12/21/2018
  0000063792 Amendment Received 12/03/2018
Transaction log data BESTA-20190620AAG Extension of STA Granted 07/18/2019
Transaction log data 0000096157 Owenship Report-Biennial Received 01/09/2020
Transaction log data BESTA-20200117AAP Extension of STA Granted 01/29/2020
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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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