FCC Says No To Objections To Applications, Sale
June 10, 2008 at 12:05 PM (PT)
The FCC denies RAINEY BROADCASTING INC.'s application for a new AM at ELLISVILLE, MS, filed as part of AM Auction No. 84, rejecting the proposed station as violating the rules and also denying RAINEY's attempt to move the proposed city of license to LAUREL, MS, saying that allowing such a move would be tantamount to giving applicants a second bite of the apple when the first is denied.
The Commission also rejected WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.'s petition to deny UNION VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH's application for a new FM at KIRBY, WY, noting that WESTERN's claim that UNION didn't have permission for its proposed tower location failed because the registration number cited in the application and by WESTERN was a mistake subsequently corrected by UNION VALLEY.
PRAISE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. gets fined $500 for a late license renewal application for WKDL-A/WARRENTON, VA. The fine was reduced from $1,500 for overall compliance and the station's efforts to file in a timely manner.
And COX RADIO's purchase of six stations in ATHENS, GA gets approved over the objections of COOSA VALLEY NEWS and Dr. PRESTON COLEMAN. CVN complained about a principal of the seller being involved improperly in a construction permit applicant at PLAINVILLE, GA as an "undisclosed agent"; the Commission warned CVN about using FCC proceedings to "advance a vendetta against a business competitor." COLEMAN voiced objections to allowing the ATHENS stations to be acquired by a "large media conglomerate" and to WSB-A/ATLANTA host NEAL BOORTZ's program, but the Commission said that neither objection is grounds to deny the sale.