FCC Fines Kentucky AM But Un-Cancels Its License
July 7, 2015 at 11:53 AM (PT)
The FCC has fined LANCASTER BROADCASTERS, INC. $7,000 for its late license renewal application for WKYY-A/LANCASTER, KY but has signaled that the license of the since-deleted station will be renewed absent any further problems.
The station has been silent after 51% owner GARY RENFRO died and his estate's administrator DAVID GREENLEE said he was unable to reach 49% shareholder LEJEUNE CANTWELL, who was believed to have suffered a heart attack. The station was fined $3,000 for the late renewal application and $4,000 (reduced from $10,000) for unauthorized operation of the station after the license expired, because the operation was previously licensed (unlike pirate stations) and the violations did not qualify as "serious."
In addition, the Commission granted the amended application of THRESHOLD COMMUNICATIONS for a new FM at NAPAVINE, WA. THRESHOLD's grant, based on its winning bid for an allocation at CLATSKANIE, WA in Auction 91, was rescinded because of defects in the public notice for the application, but the Commission allowed THRESHOLD the opportunity to cure the defect, considered several public comments asking for the proposed station to remain at CLATSKANIE, and has now once again granted the move to NAPAVINE, ruling that the move satisfies the standards for moving an allocation once granted.