FCC Rulings: No To GA COL Change, Indiana Share-Time Apps
April 30, 2007 at 12:54 PM (PT)
The FCC rejected TERESA PRIETO's application to move the city of license from GRAYSON to LAWRENCEVILLE, GA, ruling that the move would leve GRAYSON without a local station.
The Commission also rejected HOOSIER PUBLIC RADIO CORP.'s applications to share time with METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT OF WAYNE TOWNSHIP's WBDG/INDIANAPOLIS, METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP's WJEL/INDIANAPOLIS, CARMEL/CLAY SCHOOL CORPORATION's WHJE/CARMEL, IN and SOUTH MADISON COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORP.'s WEEM/PENDLETON, IN. HOOSIER is one of the entities that filed share-time applications against noncommercial stations in the MIDWEST that the applicants claimed did not operate with sufficient hours to prevent a new shared-time station from being dropped in.
In a similar case, the Commission dismissed R B SCHOOLS' attempt to force a time-share arrangement with MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY's WJMU/DECATUR, IL and granted WJMU's renewal, although the Commission admonished MILLIKIN for violating ex parte rules.
The Commission has also granted the license renewal of SKYLINE BROADCASTERS for KGEZ-A/KALISPELL, MT over several objections based on owner/host JOHN STOKES' alleged broadcasting of "hate speech." defamation, indecency, and personal information about the objectors.
And the FCC denied SYRACUSE COMMUNITY RADIO's petition for reconsideration of the dismissal of its construction permit for, and the deletion of the call letters of, WXXC/SYRACUSE, ruling that the station was not fully constructed and operational before the permit ran out.