WKFD (defunct)

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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)[edit]

City of license Wickford, Rhode Island
Broadcast area Providence-Warwick market
Branding Bay Radio
Frequency 1370 kc.
First air date 1961
Last air date July 29, 1998
Language(s) English
Power 250 watts day, 130 watts night
Class III-D, later D
Facility ID 2847
Callsign meaning WicKForD
Former callsigns WKFD (1961-June 1, 1979), WMYD (June 1, 1979-November 16, 1999), WKFD (November 16, 1999-November 2, 2001)
Former frequencies None
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)[edit]

City of license Charlestown, Rhode Island
Broadcast area South County, Rhode Island
Frequency 1370 kHz
First air date Never made it to air.
Power 2,500 watts (day)
5,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 161299
Transmitter coordinates 41°22′38″N 71°39′50″W / 41.37722°N 71.66389°W / 41.37722; -71.66389
Callsign meaning Same as former occupant of 1370kc. in Rhode Island.
Former callsigns WKFD (January 11, 2007[1]-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.


  1. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 

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