FCC Revokes Waiver For Triad Fargo JSA
March 19, 2008 at 12:44 PM (PT)
The FCC has revoked a waiver that allowed TRIAD BROADCASTING to continue a Joint Sales Agreement to sell time on GUDERIAN BROADCASTING's Oldies KEGK (EAGLE 106.9)/WAHPETON-FARGO, ND. Competitor RADIO FARGO-MOORHEAD, which bought CLEAR CHANNEL stations in the market, complained that the original waiver allowing the JSA to exceed regulatory limits was based on maintaining a competitive balance with CLEAR CHANNEL, which had been grandfathered over the limit, but with CLEAR CHANNEL out of the market and RFM complying with ownership caps, the reason for the waiver had been eliminated.
TRIAD and GUDERIAN have been given 90 days to end the JSA.