FCC Rejects WCCO License Challenge
February 12, 2008 at 12:52 PM (PT)
A challenge to the license renewal of CBS Talk WCCO-A/MINNEAPOLIS based on the station's alleged "lack of in-depth coverage of environmental issues" has been rejected by the FCC. JAMES PENNINO's Petition to Deny was denied by the Commission, which noted that it does not get involved in the quality of programming and that the petition "neither adequate nor specific factual allegations sufficient to warrant further inquiry."
The Commission also rejected an appeal by JNE INVESTMENTS of the initial denial of its informal objection to a minor change application filed by SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION for KTME-A/EDNA, TX. JNE's objection was dismissed as untimely.
And the FCC denied SIBR, INC.'s appeal of the deletion of the construction permit for KPOE-A/MIDLAND, TX and its application for a license to cover. The FCC staff ruled in 1996 that the station's nighttime facilities were not constructed before the construction permit expired and the station did not complete its proofs of performance.