Clear Channel Gets FCC OK For Columbus Move-In
October 5, 2007 at 11:20 AM (PT)
The FCC has granted CLEAR CHANNEL's application to move Country WMRN-F (BUCKEYE COUNTRY 107) into the COLUMBUS market with a frequency change from 106.9 to 106.7 FM and a new city of license, DUBLIN, OH.
The move drew objections due to ownership caps (no more than four same-band stations) based on COLUMBUS being a 44-station metro, but the move-in of WHIZ-F/ZANESVILLE, OH to the COLUMBUS market gave the metro 45 stations for ownership limit purposes and will allow CLEAR CHANNEL to move WMRN-F into the metro without having to divest another station.
Texas Station Fined For Being Unresponsive
The Commission has also fined UNIQUE BROADCASTING, LLC, licensee of Country KKJW (PURE COUNTRY 105.9)/STANTON (MIDLAND-ODESSA), TX, $3,600 for failing to respond to Commission requiring written statements of fact relating to operation of the station. The fine follows an FCC agent's attempt to inspect the station, the main studio of which was locked, and subsequent calls and letters to the station to which the licensee did not respond.