Seems like OPB could have put KMHD on it rather than taking it dark…Will be interesting indeed, to see what happens.
Update: Some clarification from the STA filing:
Description: JUSTIFICATION FOR REQUEST
IN VIEW OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF OPERATIONS OF THE LICENSEE’S NEW FULL-SERVICE STATION KOJD(FM) AT JOHN DAY, TRANSLATOR STATION K218BA CEASED BROADCASTING ON AUGUST 11. SILENCE AUTHORITY IS REQUESTED TO GIVE THE LICENSEE AN OPPORTUNITY TO INVESTIGATE WHETHER IT WOULD BEST SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST TO USE THE TRANSLATOR AT THE CURRENT LOCATION TO EXPAND THE REACH OF ANOTHER OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING PROGRAM SERVICE OR TO MOVE IT TO EXTEND THE REACH OF THE PROGRAM SERVICE THAT IT HAS REBROADCAST IN THE PAST TO AN AREA NOT NOW RECEIVING THAT SERVICE.
So, sounds to me as if it is a choice of KMHD or move it?