Michigan Noncommercial FM Sold
November 27, 2012 at 4:46 AM (PT)
LARLEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC. is selling noncommercial Contemporary Christian WXPZ (THE LIGHT)/CLYDE TOWNSHIP, MI to WPRR, INC. for $55,000.
In other filings with the FCC, JAIME BONILLA has requested a Silent STA for Korean KURS-A/SAN DIEGO, but the station, he says, is back on the air. The STA is being sought because of a dispute with the leaseholder, which turned off the transmitter after the station missed its rent payments for three months, although BONILLA says that the situation with the leaseholder "is solved."
WAMC/ALBANY has asked the Commission for a Silent STA for WWES/MOUNT KISCO, NY due to damage from Hurricane SANDY. "it is anticipated that power will not be restored until DECEMBER," wrote the licensee. "The licensee and its engineering service provider are monitoring the situation daily in order to get the station back on as quickly as possible. Meantime, the station will be unable to broadcast until power is restored and any further damage is rectified."
NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO has requested a Silent STA for WNJO/TOMS RIVER, NJ, which was knocked off the air by Hurricane SANDY. The licensee wrote, "the licensee was unable to obtain access to the site until THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, when visual inspection indicated that the antenna appeared undamaged and that if may be possible to restore operations promptly once power is restored. A further site visit is scheduled for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27. The township is requiring inspections and a permit prior to turning power on, for safety and fire prevention reasons."
JACKSON HOLE BROADCASTING, INC. has filed for a Silent STA for KJNT/JACKSON, WY due to loss of lease.
WORLD RADIO LINK, INC. has closed on the sale of FM translator W286AU/ALLEGAN, MI to KALAMAZOO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. for $30,000.
And GREAT RADIO, LLC has filed an informal objection to the filing of a transfer of PEMBROOK PINES MASS MEDIA N.A. CORP., licensee of Sports WABH-A (ESPN RADIO 1380) and AC WVIN (V98.3)/BATH, NY and Rhythmic AC WQRW (THE Q 93.5)/WELLSVILLE, NY, back to owner ROBERT J. PFUNTNER. RICHARD FOREMAN was appointed receiver by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of NEW YORK in a case brought against the company by lender CITIZENS AND NORTHERN BANK. PFUNTNER has paid the amount owed to the lender and received court approval to re-assume control of the stations. GREAT RADIO, which had won the bidding to buy WABH and WVIN from FOREMAN in AUGUST, contends that the application for transfer was incorrectly filed as a Form 316 (involuntary transfer) and should be characterized as voluntary because PFUNTNER paid off the amounts owed on a voluntary basis. "Importantly, FCC Form 316 does not require that the proposed transferee certify that it has sufficient net liquid assets on hand or available from committed sources to consummate the transaction and operate the Stations for three months. FCC Form 315 requires the proposed transferee to make that certification. Because of PFUNTNER’s financial difficulties, as set forth in various federal and state proceedings, it would be in the public interest for the Commission to have the opportunity to closely evaluate wether PFUNTNER is financially qualified to own the licensee of the Stations," wrote GREAT RADIO in the objection.