FCC Renews Entercom Licenses
March 4, 2008 at 10:16 AM (PT)
The FCC has renewed ENTERCOM's licenses in PORTLAND, SEATTLE, ROCHESTER, BOSTON, BUFFALO and WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON over the objections of longtime nemesis ED STOLZ and the OREGON ALLIANCE TO REFORM MEDIA and Local 99 of the AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS.
STOLZ' objections arose from his long battle with the company over the sale of KWOD/SACRAMENTO, prior rule violations and the NEW YORK STATE payola investigations. The ALLIANCE and AFM complained about the lack of local music on KYCH/PORTLAND, an argument rejected by the Commission, and that a quarterly issues/programs list was missing from KYCH's file, which the Commission ruled was not willful and deserving of an admonishment, but not a fine.
The FCC also proposed a $1,500 fine against ROBERT JOHN WILLIAMSON for a late license renewal application for WGYV-A/GREENVILLE, AL, but granted the renewal.