FCC Renews Several Licenses, Extends CPs
July 31, 2006 at 11:54 AM (PT)
The FCC has granted the sale of Business WLIE-A/LONG ISLAND by LONG ISLAND MULTIMEDIA to NYSTAR, INC. over the objections of WXNH-A/JAFFREY, NH CP holder STEVEN WENDELL, who has been involved in a conflict with the seller over the parameters of CPs for the two stations.
The Commisison also granted MAX RADIO's WCMS/HATTERAS, NC a waiver of the main studio rules to co-locate the station's main studio with three other stations in NAGS HEAD, NC.
In addition, the Commission denied an objection by V. ALEX of BROCKTON, MA to the license renewal of WBET-A/BROCKTON and granted the renewal, and denied BROADCAST COMPANY OF THE AMERICAS' objection to the sale of KSSB/CALIPATRIA, CA from PHILIP J. PLANK to LAZER BROADCASTING CORP. and granted the sale. It also granted WIVI/CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. THOMAS, VI's license renewal over the objections of BRYAN D. HOLLEBAUGH, who claimed EEO and RF violations, and granted CLEAR CHANNEL's WRKH/MOBILE a license to cover a construction permit over a Petition to Dismiss by BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, which claimed that the application was late (it was, and the FCC admonished CLEAR CHANNEL, but granted the license anyway).
And the FCC has brought the "tolling period" to an end, now that local zoning issues have been resolved, and has set dates for the building of new facilities granted previously for WKOX-A/FRAMINGHAM-BOSTON, WUNR-A/BROOKLINE-BOSTON, and WRCA-A/WALTHAM-BOSTON, which will share new facilities in NEWTON, MA: the three stations have until APRIL 26, 2007, OCTOBER 14, 2006, and NOVEMBER 27, 2006, respectively, to build their new facilities, but have granted a six-month waiver and will add waivers as necessary due to local restrictions on building in certain time periods due to environmental concerns.