Wash. FM stations & applications – 1947


These listings are from 1947 issues of “Broadcasting Yearbook” & “Radio Annual” listing FM stations on-air, or applications & construction permits (CP).  Note that Dorothy Bullitt had her first application for an FM station as Western Waves Inc.  She had not yet purchased Evergreen Broadcasting’s 1090 KEVR-AM nor KRSC-FM & TVKEVR-FM is a “phantom station” that, to my knowledge, was never constructed & made it to air.  I cannot find any historical documentation about KEVR-FM or whether it existed.

I will do future blogs on Pacific Northwest “phantom stations” – both radio & TV.  These are stations that never progressed beyond FCC applications; licensed but unbuilt CP’s; and short-lived stations that existed for a period of time & then went silent – deleting licenses & dismantling facilities.

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Mike Cherry

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

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