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    KCYB Cypress Radio 103.5 fielding complaints from listeners

    KCYB has been hearing from listeners who are receiving the recently licensed translator at 103.5. Upon hearing silence of the open translator carrier, they're suspecting KCYB might be off the air. They have heard from people as close as 2 miles from the tower.

    KCYB has posted on Facebook and the station's website asking for listeners no longer able to receive KCYB to file a detailed complaint via an online form.

    The station has quite a following in Houston's suburbs that can hear the station as well as online listeners. Among their offerings is Colonel St. James, a Texas Hall of Fame broadcaster who previously was the Program Director for KRRW, The Arrow, now known as The Beat. St. James is a well known Houston air talent. The station offer club mixes on weekend nights including occasional live broadcasts from a popular club known to the core target audience.

    The station, in addition to music, has offered airtime to various local non-profit organizations to educate and inform.

    The complaint form is found here: http://cypressradio.org/complaint-form.html

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    Actually it works much better when the station submits the complaints from listeners. A single complaint can get lost in the shuffle much easier but grouped together by the station it makes the FCC's job a bit easier in figuring it all out.

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    The complaints will get ignored regardless, it's a Centro Cristiano translator...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tb_ View Post
    The complaints will get ignored regardless, it's a Centro Cristiano translator...
    Why so much hate against Centro Cristiano? If the complaint gets ignored it gets ignored without having it belonged to anyone. It could get ignored regardless of who owns the translator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrtejano View Post
    Why so much hate against Centro Cristiano? If the complaint gets ignored it gets ignored without having it belonged to anyone. It could get ignored regardless of who owns the translator.
    The reports, here and in other sources, seem to indicate a less than perfect regard for FCC rules by that licensee. While there is a greater burden of proof than conjecture, we seem to have a "where there's smoke, there's fire" reason to suspect that interference in this case may be potentially due to a non-compliance situation.

    In any case, a new translator that interferes... even outside the protected contour... with a "full" station must shut down, reduce power, change frequency or directionalize according the the case and possibilities. The FCC will, in such cases, look at the complaints, and possibly order the station to shut down; failure to comply could result in loss of license.
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    If you look at the antenna pattern on fccdata.org, it's a tight western facing pattern for the translator...but it's heard all over including Conroe, Rosenberg, Pasadena and Baytown...nope, it's illegal...I'm trying to stop at the bldg it's on to look at TX and antenna...pics will be posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by ContinuousWave View Post
    If you look at the antenna pattern on fccdata.org, it's a tight western facing pattern for the translator...but it's heard all over including Conroe, Rosenberg, Pasadena and Baytown...nope, it's illegal...I'm trying to stop at the bldg it's on to look at TX and antenna...pics will be posted
    I'd be interested to see what they have too. EMF can't be too thrilled at all the interference being caused to their station.

    It's bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    The reports, here and in other sources, seem to indicate a less than perfect regard for FCC rules by that licensee. While there is a greater burden of proof than conjecture, we seem to have a "where there's smoke, there's fire" reason to suspect that interference in this case may be potentially due to a non-compliance situation.

    In any case, a new translator that interferes... even outside the protected contour... with a "full" station must shut down, reduce power, change frequency or directionalize according the the case and possibilities. The FCC will, in such cases, look at the complaints, and possibly order the station to shut down; failure to comply could result in loss of license.
    I wish I could say I expect the Commission to do something, but the head of the enforcement division for this area has been well aware of the situation with Centro for quite a while now, and their actions so far have been minimal.

    There have been rumblings in the market that the enforcement division has been ordered to turn a blind eye to Centro. Given just how long episodes like this one have gone on completely unchecked, you have to wonder.

    Unlike matters involving some speculation, like the potentially omnidirectional or over-power operation of 103.5, it's a fact that K231CN is not rebroadcasting KODA. It's now "rebroadcasting" KFNC-HD2, which is non-existent, and has been since the current format launched on 94.1 last year. Centro was required to inform the FCC of the change in a timely fashion and has failed to do so, likely because the new parent station can't legally be the new parent station - the translator is located outside the parent station's 60 dBu contour and substantially extends its coverage to the west.

    The issues surrounding K231CN aren't speculation - they're cold, hard, easily provable fact.

    And nobody cares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Speakers View Post
    I wish I could say I expect the Commission to do something, but the head of the enforcement division for this area has been well aware of the situation with Centro for quite a while now, and their actions so far have been minimal.
    Try a Google search on "WSGS Interference FCC" and look at the documents.

    https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/a...gton-ky-transl is an interesting summary.

    There have been rumblings in the market that the enforcement division has been ordered to turn a blind eye to Centro. Given just how long episodes like this one have gone on completely unchecked, you have to wonder.
    There is no reason why Centro would not get the same degree of scrutiny as any other licensee.


    And nobody cares.
    Enforcement is almost always the result of a complaint. The first thing to question is whether anyone has filed a complaint yet.
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