California FM Changes Hands
January 23, 2013 at 4:01 AM (PT)
FOUR RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC. is selling Variety KTDE (THE TIDE 100.5)/GUALALA, CA to THE TIDE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC. for $25,000 plus a time brokerage agreement before closing.
WAY MEDIA, INC. has applied for a Silent STA for WAYW/NEW JOHNSONVILLE, TN due to vandalism.
CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC. has requested Silent STAs for KVJC/GLOBE, AZ, K281BO/CLIFTON, AZ, and K271BH/PINETOP, AZ due to satellite dish failure and inability to replace it because of snow conditions at the transmitter site.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WITTENBERG COLLEGE has asked the FCC for an extension of its Silent STA for WUSO/SPRINGFIELD, OH, off the air due to damage from a broken water main.
LUCY RADIO NETWORK LLC has closed on the sale of WKSC-A/KERSHAW, SC to J. STANLEY GRIFFIN's SOUND IDEAS, LLC for $142,500.
BETTER PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION has closed on the sale of noncommercial KOGC/WHEELER, TX, KUHC/CLAYTON, NM, and KOGW/STRATFORD, TX to TOP O' TEXAS EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION for $33,000 in a promissory note.
REACH COMMUNICATIONS, INC. has closed on the sale of W205CD/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL to GLK CONSULTANTS LLC D/B/A WSOS RADIO for $30,000.
And the Commission has issued an order denying DAVE GAREY's FIRESIDE MEDIA and JET FUEL BROADCASTING reconsideration of the dismissal of a previous appeal of cancellation of construction permits for new stations at ANCHORAGE; LARGA VISTA, TX; PASS CHRISTIAN, MS; and WINOOSKI, VT. The Commission, which previously rejected GAREY's contention that financial difficulties caused by FCC penalties for withdrawing bids in the auction justified tolling the permits; ruled that the current petition "simply rehashes arguments that we have already fully considered and rejected" and that whatever new matters are raised in the petition "are plainly without merit"; the Commission warned that "FIRESIDE’s pleadings have been notably repetitious and lacking in merit" and that it could impose sanctions, including a fine, on the company for filing frivolous proceedings. FIRESIDE was hit with a $17,300 fine by the FCC for pulling out of the 2004 auction before its conclusion when prices got too high, followed by the Commission placing the companies under federal debtor status for over two-and-a-half years before considering the company's appeal; GAREY contended that the delay affected availability of credit for the companies and prevented building the stations.