Via station's website, WKMK informed 'loyal listeners' they were making 'progress' with the FCC on interference it's 106.3 was experiencing from a mid-town Manahttan translator.
According to the station, the interference was occurring in NJ, Staten Island, Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens. According to the website update:
The FCC has been most helpful in trying to resolve this issue and in an effort to isolate what areas are still affected, they have now requested more “targeted” information as to “exactly where” the affected areas remain. We are particularly interested to see if you are experiencing listening problems in Lower Manhattan, Mid Town Manhattan, Essex County NJ, Hudson County NJ, Union County NJ.
Additionally, we are also interested if any other areas still remain affected and thus with that said, we would like ANYONE STILL EXPERIENCING INTERFERENCE to respond to this request and fill out the information on it's website.Below is the 60dBu Coverage Contour for the translator W293BU:
ORIGINAL POSTING 5/10/11:
106.3 FM WKMK in Eatontown, NJ says it has contacted the FCC about listener reported interference from a translot currently carrying audio programmed by Clear Channel. CC is using a moved-in 100-watt translator at 106.3 FM in mid-Manahattan. Reportedly, CC has a deal to simulcast an HD-2channel and for the past week or so has been rotating a format from its iHeartRadio programming.
The Press-owned WKMK is also taking it case to it listeners, posting the following on its website:
To our Loyal Thunder 106 Listeners! We are aware that many of our listeners in the Counties of Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, Bergen, Essex, Hudson as well as Staten Island, Brooklyn, Long Island and Lower Manhattan are experiencing interference with our Thunder 106.3 signal.
We have become aware that a New York radio station is sending out a signal that is on the same106.3 FM frequency. We have already contacted the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) about the interference and are making every attempt to have the interference stopped immediately. In the meantime we could use your help.
Please fill out the form below and provide your information to us. By doing so we will be able to advise the FCC on how and where this interference is affecting YOU, our LOYAL LISTENER.