Colorado Springs AM, Translator Sold
August 21, 2015 at 11:17 AM (PT)
VIC MICHAEL's KONA COAST RADIO, LLC is selling Silent KKHI-A/COLORADO SPRINGS, CO to RICHARD GILLENWATERS' MOUNTAIN RADIO GROUP INC. MICHAEL's MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY TRANSLATORS, LLC is also selling K294CH/DIVIDE, CO to GILLENWATERS' MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY TRANSLATORS. In both cases, the contract for sale is not appearing in the FCC database.
In other filings with the FCC, CASA EN DENVER, INC. has requested an extension of its Silent STA for KIQQ-A/BARSTOW, CA due to vandalism (stolen copper wiring from the ground system).
BLESSED HOPE BAPTIST MISSION has filed for an extension of its Silent STA for KSVJ/SEWARD, AK while it applies to move to a new site.
ROGER CHASTEEN's ABS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. has closed on the sale of Contemporary Christian KTFR/CHELSEA, OK, Contemporary Christian KEMX/LOCUST GROVE, OK, and Contemporary Christian KCXR/TAFT, OK to JOSE ESTEBAN TORRES and JOSE D. MOGUEL's KEY PLUS BROADCASTING, LLC for $800,000. The three stations ring the TULSA market.
And AIRPORT INVESTORS L.P. has closed on the sale of W260CJ/SARASOTA, FL; W225CF/DENVER, PA; and W232CL/ROXANA, DE to AMERICAN FM ASSOCIATES, INC. for $30,000.
The FCC has also dismissed LATIN BROADCASTING CO.'s petition for reconsideration of an $11,000 fine for lighting and change in ownership notification violations at the tower of Regional Mexican KDLS-F/PERRY-DES MOINES, IA as untimely.
The license of EDGEWATER BROADCASTING, INC. for K300BT/ALLIANCE, NE has been cancelled as per the licensee's request.
The receiver for PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, SUSAN L. UECKER, has asked the FCC to dismiss her application to sell Spanish Sports KTRB-A (ESPN DEPORTES 860)/SAN FRANCISCO to N. JOHN DOUGLAS' U.S. INTERNATIONAL RADIO, LLC for $6.5 million. The station is being programmed by DEPORTES MEDIA under a five-year LMA with option to buy, but U.S. INTERNATIONAL made an unsolicited offer for the station. DEPORTES MEDIA filed a Petition to Deny the sale, arguing that its right to match the U.S. INTERNATIONAL offer continued to be in effect after the proposed assignee failed to deposit $500,000 into escrow as delineated in the offer, which, DEPORTES MEDIA proposed, made the deal still contingent and the application premature. UECKER had argued in turn that DEPORTES MEDIA lacked standing to object to the sale and that the matter was in any event a contractual dispute beyond the FCC's jurisdiction.
And the Commission and BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY have entered a consent decree to resolve public file violations -- missing quarterly issues/programs lists and relocation of the file from the main studio to another spot on campus -- at WVBU/LEWISBURG, PA. BUCKNELL will pay a $2,200 civil penalty for the violations, and the file location rule has been waived to permit the relocation.