LPFM radio stations have no priority over FM broadcast and translator FCC frequency assignments, period.
In my knowledge, there are three LPFMs in Oregon and two in Washington in the past three years which either relocate license, city or frequency or go silent. Sunriver Broadcasting v. Sisters School District (KICE-FM v. KZSO-LP) is a flagrant example.
Unfortunately, the Portland FM market is over saturated and KIEV-LP is not a minority class broadcaster or the Church may have had a fighting chance.
Bad things happen to good people. Lo siento.
04 June 2018, FCC grants an STA application due to ” Required equipment out of service”. KYTE-FM is not audible during my last frequency survey. Something else may be the problem. Money? KYTE-FM continues to broadcast from the original near Newport – OR location.You could call Dave to find out.