FCC Denies Appeals In Three Cases
February 11, 2008 at 10:43 AM (PT)
KSBN RADIO, INC. loses its appeal of the FCC's decision deleting the construction permit for its KZTY-A/WINCHESTER, NV. The Commission upheld its prior ruling that the construction of two 114-foot whip antennas without prior FCC approval did not meet the terms of the CP, which was for two 285-foot steel towers.
The Commission also denied the petition for reconsideration filed by ROMAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC., objecting to a previous ruling sending ROMAR's and KM COMMUNICATIONS' applications for new AMs at LANSING, NY and SOUTH HILL, NY, respectively, to auction as mutually exclusive applications for service to ITHACA.
The FCC rejected an appeal by NORTHERN RADIO INC. of the construction permits held by TURQUIOSE BROADCASTING COMPANY LLC for six FM translators in ALASKA. NORTHERN objected to what it alleged was TURQUOISE's illegally selling ads on another translator off a rate card. In a declaratory ruling issued in response to a separate filing by NORTHERN's lawyer DAVID TILLOTSON, the Commission said that the rules do not prohibit a translator from selling off a rate card, provided that ad sales be limited to defraying operating costs.