FCC Rejects Challenges To CC/Bay Area License Renewals
November 5, 2007 at 10:42 AM (PT)
The FCC has rejected a challenge to the license renewals of CLEAR CHANNEL's Talk KNEW-A, Top 40-Rhythmic KYLD (WILD 94.9), and Urban KMEL/SAN FRANCISCO and Spanish Adult Hits KSJO (LA PRECIOSA)/SAN JOSE by YOUTH MEDIA COUNCIL and MEDIA ALLIANCE and a challenge by INDIA WEEKS and JAMES BURNS to the KSJO license renewal, plus various other informal challenges by other parties. The Commission did fine KNEW $10,000 for missing quarterly issues/programs lists in its public file, and fined KSJO $10,000 for falsely responding to a question about violations of the rules during the previous term in its renewal application, but otherwise rejected the challenges and granted the renewals.
The various objections raised the general allegations, shot down by the Commission, that CLEAR CHANNEL "provides insufficient public affairs programming, fails to provide reasonable access to its public files, lacks emergency preparedness in the BAY AREA, and broadcasts offensive programming."