KRAM

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KRAM
City of license Klamath Falls, Oregon
Frequency 1070 kHz
Format Silent
Power 5,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (critical hours)
Class D
Facility ID 71966
Transmitter coordinates 42°11′38″N 121°46′27″W / 42.19389°N 121.77417°W / 42.19389; -121.77417
Former callsigns KWSA (1985-1997)[1]
Owner Scott D. MacArthur, personal representative of the estate of Sandra A. Falk
Website 1070kram.com

KRAM (1070 AM) was a radio station licensed to serve West Klamath, Oregon, USA. The station, established in 1989, was owned by Scott D. MacArthur, personal representative of the estate of Sandra A. Falk. KRAM fell silent in July 2006 and was deleted from the FCC database in February 2010.

Programming[edit]

Before falling silent in July 2006, KRAM broadcast a nostalgia music radio format branded as "The Ram".[2]

History[edit]

This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on June 6, 1985.[3] The new station was assigned the KWSA call sign by the FCC on October 23, 1985.[1] KWSA received its license to cover from the FCC on June 7, 1989.[4]

In September 1996, Western States Broadcasting reached an agreement to sell this station to Sandra Ann Falk. The deal was approved by the FCC on December 16, 1996, and the transaction was consummated on January 9, 1997.[5] The new owner had the FCC change the station's legal call sign to KRAM on May 1, 1997.[1]

Station owner Sandra Ann Falk died on June 23, 2006, and the station fell silent on July 1, 2006.[6] Scott D. MacArthur filed an application with the FCC in July 2007 to have the broadcast license involuntarily transferred to him as the personal representative of the estate of Sandra Ann Falk.[7] The transfer was approved by the FCC on August 8, 2007.[8] MacArthur, in an August 2007 filing with the FCC, declared his intention to sell KRAM to a third party to "allow the estate to pay creditors, including local merchants and the state of Oregon."[9] However, by February 2010 the station had not yet been sold.[10] On February 24, 2010, the FCC dismissed the long-standing application for authorization to remain silent, declared the station's broadcast license forfeit, and deleted the KRAM call sign from the broadcast database.[6][7][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BP-19841126AJ)". FCC Media Bureau. June 6, 1985. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BL-19890216AC)". FCC Media Bureau. June 7, 1989. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19960913EM)". FCC Media Bureau. January 9, 1997. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BLSTA-20070815ABF)". FCC Media Bureau. February 24, 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "FCC Cancels Oregon AM License". All Access Music Group. February 24, 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20070717AAA)". FCC Media Bureau. August 8, 2007. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA (BLSTA - 20070815ABF)". Federal Communications Commission. August 14, 2007. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Oregon Station Loses License". Radio Ink. February 24, 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 

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