FCC Nixes Challenge To Jacksonville FM Sale
June 12, 2014 at 4:41 PM (PT)
The FCC has dismissed an Application for Review by former TAMA BROADCASTING principals Dr. GLENN W. CHERRY and CHARLES W. CHERRY, II of the grant of Receiver SCOTT SAVAGE's sale of WFJO/FOLKSTON, GA (now Sports WJXL-F (1010 XM 92.5 FM)/JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL) to FAMILY BROADCASTING, LLC and WRGO-FM RADIO, LLC.
The CHERRYs had previously challenged the deals on the basis of an objection to the previous assignment of TAMA to creditor D.B. ZWIRN SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND, L.P., which the Commission noted had been already approved and an appeal dismissed; the Commission upheld an admonishment against the CHERRYs for filing frivolous pleadings.
The Commission also agreed with the CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI that the FCC should have allowed their application for a new noncommercial educational FM at COLUMBIA, MO a "hard look" rather than the perfunctory dismissal it got, but then dismissed the application anyway because it fell under the threshold of providing a first or second NCE radio service to at least 10% of the area.
And the Commission denied TOTALLY JESUS NETWORK, INC.'s Application for Review of the denial of its request for a waiver of the deadline for filing an application for a new noncommercial educational FM at GOLD BEACH, OR and the grant of a competing application by UCB USA, INC. for a new NCE FM at BROOKINGS, OR. TJN claimed that its late filing was due to difficulties with the Commission's online CDBS filing system.