FCC Nixes KTIA Move
December 23, 2013 at 4:04 AM (PT)
The FCC has denied TRUTH BROADCASTING CORP.'s Petition for Reconsideration of the denial of its move of Religion KTIA-F/BOONE, IA to HUXLEY, IA and has dismissed the application for the relocation.
The move had drawn opposition from SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, which said that the move was a "move-in" to the DES MOINES or AMES Designated Urban Areas; the FCC served TRUTH with a Deficiency Letter that gave TRUTH the opportunity to rebut SAGA's assertion, but TRUTH filed its Petition asking that the Deficiency Letter be reviewed and reversed because the moved station could not hit the DES MOINES market with a city grade signal over 50% of the metro. However, the Commission noted that at one site with a directional pattern, the signal could get into over 50% of the the AMES market.