FCC Denies Appeal Of Dismissals Of FM Translator Applications
August 19, 2013 at 11:55 AM (PT)
The FCC has denied EDWARD A. SCHOBER's petitions for reconsideration of the dismissal of his applications for construction permits for new FM translator stations at DENTON, MD and leave to amend the applications.
On MARCH 25th, 2013, SCHOBER filed for a minor change in transmitter site for two FM translator applications in RIO GRANDE, NJ to move them to DENTON, MD with a new primary station to be broadcast. SCHOBER, the Commission said, failed to file preclusion notices as is required of "tech box" application translators moving within a 39-km buffer zone of a defined market (in this case, SALISBURY-OCEAN CITY). SCHOBER contended that the Commission’s procedures for processing Auction 83 FM translator applications “are spread out over thousands of pages” and are “confusing” and that the deadline should have been waived because he did not receive the guidance notice "due to travel" and after he filed his long form applications.