Around this time in December 1982, WCIX found itself in quite a perplexing situation. The Channel 6 signal in South Florida also fell in the same spot as FM 88.5 on your radio dial…and in South Florida in the 1980s you could hear WCIX audio at that radio spot. Unfortunately for WCIX, the Boca Christian School had applied for a license to use 88.5 for its school radio station. Soon after they applied, the Broward School Board applied for the same frequency which Piper High School in Sunrise wanted to use.
More after the jump, and this months old video!
WCIX was afraid that if either new FM station goes on the air, its signal will interfere with the sound portion of Ch. 6’s programs and completely diminish its audience in Broward County. That fear prompted WCIX to file protests with the FCC against the Broward School Board and Boca Christian. Since neither school ever ended up using 88.5 FM signal, the issue just went away altogether!
In early 1983, WCIX’s then owner, General Cinema of Boston sold WCIX to Taft Broadcasting.
Oh, and from the South Florida Television Libraries this month…a 1989 Happy Holidays from WFLX! See you all next month with another journey into the SFLTV past!