FCC Clears Way For KDES Move
November 7, 2008 at 11:29 AM (PT)
The FCC has rejected challenges to the move of R&R RADIO CORP. Oldies KDES-F/PALM SPRINGS to REDLANDS, CA, into the SAN BERNARDINO-RIVERSIDE market as a downgraded class A station, and granted the application. SBR BROADCASTING CORP., owner of Active Rock KCAL-F/REDLANDS-SAN BERNARDINO, and GOLD COAST BROADCASTING, owner of co-channel Top 40/Rhythmic KCAQ (Q104.7)/OXNARD-VENTURA, filed oppositions to the plan, which will result in KDES being sold to LIBERMAN's LBI RADIO LICENSE LLC for $10.5 million and flipped to a Spanish-language format. The KDES format is scheduled to move to the 98.5 FM slot of sister Beautiful Music KWXY-F when the 104.7 FM signal moves west, according to plans announced last JANUARY; the KWXY format will move to sister KPTR-A, replacing the present Talk format.
In addition, STAR POWER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION gets hit with a $1,500 fine by the Commission for EAS and publc file violations at Sports WIQR-A/PRATTVILLE-MONTGOMERY, AL.
And the Media Bureau has issued a 30 day extension of time for COX ENTERPRISES, INC., CALVARY, INC., BONNEVILLE INTERNATIONAL CORP., SCRANTON TIMES L.P., and MORRIS COMMUNICATIONS to file waiver requests or amendments to pending waiver requests or renewal applications subject to the newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership rule. The extension, to DECEMBER 8, gives the Commission time to consider a request that the deadline be delayed until 90 days after the issuance of a final court order on pending judicial challenges to the Commission’s modified newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership rule.