FCC Rejects Three Petitions
March 20, 2007 at 9:55 AM (PT)
The FCC has rejected EVAN DOSS JR.'s "Emergency Petition of Public Interest, Convenience, and Necessity to Reconsider Facility ID No. 19865, License Cancelled and Call Sign Deleted" -- a challenge to the deletion of the license of WKPG-A/PORT GIBSON, MS -- as "grossly" late. The station went silent on MAY 10, 2001, and the Commission cancelled the license on NOVEMBER 13, 2002. After a petition for reconsideration by the licensee and a rejection by the Commission, the deadline for any further filings was DECEMBER 23, 2002, with the decision final and no longer subject to appeal on FEBRUARY 3, 2003. DOSS' petition was dated MAY 3, 2004 and received at the FCC on MAY 10, 2004.
Also rejected by the FCC was HOOSIER PUBLIC RADIO CORP.'s challenge to the license renewal of WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY's WKPB/HENDERSON, KY, which the Commission received after the deadline for such filings had passed. HOOSIER had filed against the renewal and also filed a shared-time application, and the FCC denied the petitions and granted the renewal on MARCH 7, 2005; petitions for reconsideration were due on APRIL 6, 2005, but HOOSIER's petition arrived at the Commission on APRIL 8.
And the Commission shot down AMATURO GROUP's challenge to a new FM translator for EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION in FONTANA, CA that sits on the same 92.7 frequency as AMATURO's AC KLIT (92.7 JILL FM)/FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA. EMF had reduced the power of the translator to 10 watts after AMATURO objected to the original application. The Commission refused to consider supplemental engineering studies using Longley-Rice methodology, and rejected on both procedural and factual grounds AMATURO's challenge to EMF's assertion of site availaility.