FCC Rejects Objection To KROM Renewal
January 19, 2007 at 9:12 AM (PT)
The FCC has rejected the informal objection of JOE RAY BLALACK, ESQ. to the license renewal of UNIVISION Regional Mexican KROM (ESTEREO LATINO)/SAN ANTONIO and grants the station's license application.
BLALACK claimed that KROM “conspired to obstruct the efforts of the Immigration Services in their efforts to apprehend illegal aliens who have violated the immigration laws of the UNITED STATES" by broadcasting the locations of immigration agents and likely raids. The Commission ruled that the incidents took place before UNIVISION was the licensee and therefore cannot be considered in the present renewal proceeding.
The Commission has also rejected CONCERNED CITIZENS OF LEBANON, PA,'s objection to the renewal of LATINO AMERICAN MEDIA ORGANIZATION OF PENNSYLVANIA INC.'s LPFM WOMA-LP/LEBANON, PA's license. The petitioner complained, among other objections, that the station was operated by a married couple from their property without a voluntary board, does not allow public inspection of documents, and charges for PSAs. The Commission rejected the petitioner's claims, noting that nothing in the FCC rules prohibits married couples from working at or serving on the board of a station's licensee.