FCC Denies Challenge To Bernard Ohio Stations' Renewals, WYLR Sale
April 17, 2014 at 10:22 AM (PT)
The FCC has denied an Application for Review by former owner PERCY SQUIRE of the grant of the sale of Contemporary Christian WYLR (K-LOVE)/HUBBARD, OH by successor BERNARD OHIO, LLC to EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION, the application to modify WYLR's license, and the renewals of the licenses of BERNARD OHIO, LLC stations WYLR, WVKO-A/COLUMBUS, WVKO-F/JOHNSTOWN, OH, WASN-A/YOUNGSTOWN, and WGFT-A/CAMPBELL, OH.
The Commission ruled that SQUIRE, the former STOP 26 RIVERBEND principal, had previously raised the issues in his Application for Review -- the claims that BERNARD had excessive foreign ownership and had allowed unauthorized control of the stations -- and that they had already been rejected.
The FCC also entered a consent decree with TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE settling public file violations at noncommercial WTXR (THE EAGLE 89.7)/TOCCOA FALLS, GA. The agreement reduces the previously-imposed $10,000 fine to a $1,000 "voluntary contribution" to the U.S. Treasury.