WKFD has been used as a callsign twice in Rhode Island for 2 stations on the same frequency. The first was a station licensed to the village of Wickford. The second was a construction permit which never made it past that stage & was deleted on November 6, 2009.
WKFD: Wickford (1961-2001)
|City of license||Wickford, Rhode Island|
|Broadcast area||Providence-Warwick market|
|First air date||1961|
|Last air date||July 29, 1998|
|Power||250 watts day, 130 watts night|
|Class||III-D, later D|
|Former callsigns||WKFD (1961-June 1, 1979), WMYD (June 1, 1979-November 16, 1999), WKFD (November 16, 1999-November 2, 2001)|
|Owner||Jerome Frederick Gaudet|
WKFD was the callsign of an A.M. radio station which existed from 1961 until 2001 when its license was deleted after being silent for 3 years (the station last broadcast on July 29, 1998). WKFD was licensed to the village of Wickford, Rhode Island. The station operated on 1370kc. with a transmitter power of 250 watts daytime, 130 watts nighttime. Its transmitter was located at 19 Updike Avenue.
WKFD: Charlestown (construction permit, 2006-2009)
|City of license||Charlestown, Rhode Island|
|Broadcast area||South County, Rhode Island|
|First air date||Never made it to air.|
|Power||2,500 watts (day)
5,000 watts (night)
|Callsign meaning||Same as former occupant of 1370kc. in Rhode Island.|
|Former callsigns||WKFD (January 11, 2007-November 6, 2009)|
|Owner||Astro Tele-Communications Corp|
|Sister stations||WADK, WJZS|
The 1370 frequency was applied to be reactivated from Charlestown, Rhode Island with a daytime power of 2.5 kW & a nighttime power of 5 kW. This construction permit never made it on to the air & was deleted in November 2009.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WKFD
- Radio-Locator Information on WKFD
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WKFD
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