FCC Fines Florida Pirate, OKs Utah FM Upgrade, Mulls Pandora Cayman-Incorporated Shareholder's Status
August 12, 2016 at 11:11 AM (PT)
The FCC has proposed a $15,000 fine against KEDNER MAXIME for operating pirate FM stations on 89.1 FM in OAKLAND PARK, FL and 102.1 FM in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL.
The Commission also approved the upgrade of VALLEYDALE BROADCASTING LLC KPVO/FOUNTAIN GREEN, UT from Class A to Class C1 and an involuntary channel change of AJB HOLDINGS, LLC Hot AC KWSA (KUSA FM 100)/PRICE, UT. A previous application by VALLEYDALE to upgrade KPVO and move KWSA was granted in 2012 but AJB failed to pay the filing fee for its channel change and then, in 2015, while VALLEYDALE, 12 days before its construction permit was to expire, filed for a downgrade back to Class A, while AJB filed an informal objection to the earlier changes and also filed to stay on its original channel because KWSA was no longer upgrading and therefore was no longer short-spaced. Meanwhile, VALLEYDALE filed to upgrade KPVO to Class C1 and move KWSA to a new channel again, saying that it did the downgrade to be able to move channels without the permit expiring.
And the Commission says that CORVEX MASTER FUND LP has filed a petition for declaratory ruling to allow it to increase its non-controlling voting and equity interest in PANDORA FM LLC to 9.99 percent with additional advance approval to acquire in the future up to 14.99 percent of PANDORA MEDIA. CORVEX, controlled by American KEITH MEISTER, is incorporated in the CAYMAN ISLANDS.