FCC Fines Station For Directional Violation, Dismisses Challenge To Lane Sale
March 29, 2007 at 11:13 AM (PT)
The FCC fines COMMUNITY BROADCAST GROUP, INC. $11,000 for running a nondirectional signal on KZWY-A/TYLER, TX despite being licensed for a directional pattern, and also for public file violations.
The Commission also dismissed LESLIE C. QUICK III's challenge to the grant of the sale of convicted molester DOUG LANE's three SCRANTON-WILKES BARRE stations to BOLD GOLD MEDIA GROUP. The FCC granted the sale, citing public interest considerations (funds from the sale were earmarked for LANE's victims), in late 2005. QUICK was a minority shareholder in one of LANE's license-holding companies and claimed that he was being punished, by the taking of his share of the sale proceeds, without due process. The Commission said that QUICK should have filed an informal objection to the sale during the original process even if he lacked standing to file a formal petition to deny.
And the FCC also issued more proposed fines for late license renewal filing, issuing $1,500 proposed fines against MARION R. WILLIAMS (WONG-A/CANTON, MS) and NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER INC. (KBPB/HARRISON, AR) and a $3,500 proposed fine against THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (WUSM/HATTIESBURG, MS).