WGIT
CityCanovanas, Puerto Rico
Frequency1660 kHz
BrandingFaro de Santidad
Programming
FormatSpanish Religious
Ownership
OwnerAiLive Network
(operated through LMA by Faro de Santidad, Inc.)
(International Broadcasting Corporation)
WSJU-LD
WQBS
WQBS-FM
WIOA/WIOC
WZET
WRSJ
WIBS
W295BU
History
First air date
July 27, 2001
Call sign meaning
Gigante
Technical information
Facility ID87150
ClassB
Power10,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Transmitter coordinates
18°23′9.00″N 65°55′16.00″W / 18.3858333°N 65.9211111°W / 18.3858333; -65.9211111
Translator(s)101.1 W266CF (San Juan)
Links
Websitewww.farodesantidad.com

WGIT (1660 AM, Faro de Santidad) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish Religious format. It is licensed to Canovanas, Puerto Rico, and is owned by International Broadcasting Corporation. it is operated through License Management agreement by Faro de Santidad, Inc. from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.[1] The station is shared with translator station W266CF 101.1 FM in San Juan, which is owned by Aurio A. Matos Barreto.

History

WGIT originated as the expanded band "twin" of an existing station on the standard AM band. On March 17, 1997 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that eighty-eight stations had been given permission to move to newly available "Expanded Band" transmitting frequencies, ranging from 1610 to 1700 kHz, with WCHQ in Camuy authorized to move from 1360 to 1660 kHz.[2] The construction permit for the expanded band station on 1660 AM was assigned the call letters WGIT on December 14, 2000.[3] WGIT later moved to Canovanas and the station signed on the air on July 27, 2001.

An FCC policy for expanded band authorizations was that both the original station and its expanded band counterpart could operate simultaneously for up to five years, after which owners would have to turn in one of the two licenses, depending on whether they preferred the new assignment or elected to remain on the original frequency.[2] On December 24, 2003, after 33 years on the air, WCHQ on 1360 AM went silent and shut down, and on April 5, 2004 its license was cancelled and the call sign deleted from its database by the FCC.[4]

Translator stations

Broadcast translators of WGIT
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
FCC info
W266CF 101.1 FM San Juan, Puerto Rico 250 FCC FM Query

References

  1. ^ "WGIT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ a b "FCC Public Notice: Mass Media Bureau Announces Revised AM Expanded Band Allotment Plan and Filing Window for Eligible Stations" (FCC DA 97-537), March 17, 1997.
  3. ^ FCC Call Sign History for AM 1660 (Facility ID: 87150)
  4. ^ FCC Station Search Details: DWCHQ (Facility ID: 16417)