FCC Denies Appeal Of Dismissal Of New Mexico, Texas FM Permits
November 29, 2012 at 4:01 AM (PT)
The FCC has denied the petitions for reconsideration by TANGO RADIO of the dismissal of three of the company's construction permits for new FMs, KANM/SKYLINE-GANIPA, NM, KNOS/ALBANY, TX; and KKUL./TRINITY, TX.
The stations' applications for licenses to cover were rejected as not being complete, missing directional antenna proof of performance, antenna installation certifications, and radiofrequency radio (RFR) measurements, as well as for failure to construct a main studio before filing the license application. In addition, KKUL's application was filed two days late. In each case, the Commission and permittee went through several back-and-forth exchanges to add the missing information, but the Commission said that TANGO failed to supply all the required information by a JANUARY 30th, 2011 deadline. TANGO claimed that it had filed for an extension and thought by the Commission's silence that it had been granted, but the FCC pointed out that even had the assumption been accurate, the information still was not filed before TANGO's own assumed deadline.
In addition, under the same circumstances, the Commission has denied SOUTH TEXAS FM INVESTMENTS, LLC's petitions for reconsideration of the dismissal of construction permits for KAHA/OLNEY, TX and KXME/WELLINGTON, TX.