Our latest Phantom Station we examine has conflicting call letters as listed in “Broadcasting Yearbook” & “Radio Annual”. After considerable research, I believe that KTRN is correct, not KTPN. 1430 KTRN was licensed & issued a construction permit (CP) by the FCC in 1941
This is the listing as shown in the 1942 “Stevenson’s Radio Bulletin” radio log
1942 “Broadcasting Yearbook” listing.
The station was listed in the 1941 & 1942 editions of “Radio Annual” as KTPN which I believe is incorrect.
Listing in Summer 1942 edition of White’s Radio Log
Listing in Feb. 1942 “RADEX Radio Log”
There is no evidence this station was ever built or operated & by 1943, the license had been deleted & listings removed. 1430 would soon be allocated to Mt Vernon in 1946 for KBRC. It’s interesting to note in the “Radio Annual” listings, it shows KTPN (KTRN) as having a license for ‘unlimited’ air time. KBRC began as a “daytimer” operating from 6am – sunset & wouldn’t receive night operation authority until 1952.
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