FCC Rejects Objections To New FM Translator In New London, CT
May 1, 2012 at 9:56 AM (PT)
The FCC has approved RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORP.'s application for a new FM translator on 99.5 FM (channel 258) in NEW LONDON, CT over the objections filed in 2004 by GREATER MEDIA, COX, and CITADEL (now CUMULUS).
The objections were made over interference the complainants said would result to their stations in adjacent markets, including then-GREATER MEDIA-owned Country WKLB (now WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION Classical WCRB)/LOWELL-BOSTON, COX Rock WPLR/NEW HAVEN, and then-CITADEL-owned Sports WSKO-F (now CUMULUS Talk WEAN)/WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI.
The Commission rejected each complaint, noting that the parties had not produced declarations from specific listeners within the translator's coverage area, except for WSKO, which provided declarations from three listeners, one being dismissed as unreliable, another from the mother-in-law of a competitor of RED WOLF, and a third from a listener who later said he no longer listens because the station changed format.