FCC Rules In Brother-Sister Dispute Over Sale
August 20, 2008 at 11:08 AM (PT)
The FCC rejects HAROLD HALEY, JR.'s objection to the sale of Country simulcast KETX-A-F (TEXAS 92) and silent LPTV KETX-LP/LIVINGSTON, TX by the estate of his mother PEGGY HALEY to TELCOM SUPPLY, INC. HAROLD HALEY objected on the basis that he had made a higher bid that was unfairly rejected by his sister PEGGY MARSH, the Legal Guardian of their mother's estate; the FCC said that it does not get involved in civil disputes and only rule on the fitness of the proposed transferee.
In another ruling, the FCC has agreed with an anonymous complainant and ruled that THE HELPLINE, applicant for 10 noncommercial licenses, is in reality controlled by SPIRIT COMMUNICATIONS, which also filed ten noncommercial license applications. The result is that the Commission is attributing THE HELPLINE's applications to SPIRIT and is dismissing the ten latest-filed applications as exceeding the cap.