FCC Says No In Two EAS Appeals
June 24, 2008 at 11:23 AM (PT)
The FCC rejects ONE MART CORPORATION's petition for reconsideration of a $6,400 fine for EAS violations at the former KEVT-A/CORTARO-TUCSON, AZ, which ONE MART subsequently sold. ONE MART sold the station (now KCEE-A) to SLONE BROADCASTING in early 2007 and purchased KQTL-A from MULTICULTURAL and moved the KEVT-A calls and format to the 1210 AM frequency.
In the case of another EAS violation, the Commission adopted a Consent Decree with FARMWORKER EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, INC. over EAS troubles at Regional Mexican KCEC-F (RADIO CAMPESINA)/WELLTON, AZ. The licensee is making a $4,000 "voluntary contribution" to the U.S. Treasury as part of the agreement.
And the Commission has rejected CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA's request for a waiver of the shortspacing rules to allow its Religion KWVE/SAN CLEMENTE, CA to go omnidirectional rather than use its present directional facility. KWVE is shortspaced to OWENS Country KUZZ-F/BAKERSFIELD, and CALVARY had proposed using terrain-shielding predictive techniques to show that the two signals would not overlap.
The FCC agreed with OWENS that CALVARY had not shown sufficient reason why it could not remain directional, that the proposal would not cover SAN CLEMENTE any better, and that the over 2 million additional potential listeners in the proposed KWVE service area are already "abundantly" served by other radio stations.