FCC To KSPA: Slow Down
April 30, 2009 at 11:14 AM (PT)
The FCC has rejected ONTARIO BROADCASTING's request for Special Temporary Authority to change the community of license of Adult Standards KSPA-A/ONTARIO, CA to CHINO, CA with new parameters as proposed in an application filed in 2004. The formal change has not been acted upon because the proposal conflicts with two proposals for first-adjacent 1500 AM in CULVER CITY, CA.
KSPA's application has remained pending because of a long delay while ROYCE INTERNATIONAL filed extensions for over 20 years for the ultimately-unbuilt KIEV-A/BURBANK on 1500, followed by applications by ROYCE and LEVIN/SCHWAB PARTNERSHIP for the CULVER CITY facility, which will go to an as-yet-unscheduled auction. The FCC ruled that an STA is not appropriate in this case because no "extraordinary circumstances" arose from ROYCE's applications for extensions of time to build KIEV, which the COmmission notes were lawfully filed.
The Commission also denied RAMA COMMUNICATIONS' petition for reconsideration of a fine for antenna painting and enclosure, power, and public file violations at WOKB-A/WINTER GARDEN, FL but reduced the station's fine from $25,000 to $22,500 due to inability to pay.