FCC Upholds Grant Of KIJN-F Sale
May 26, 2009 at 12:39 PM (PT)
The FCC has rejected a petition by ROONEY MOON BROADCASTING to deny the sale of Religion KIJN-F/FARWELL, TX by METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC. to JOSEPH WALKER.
ROONEY MOON contended that allowing WALKER to own KIJN-F and simulcast partner KIJN-A (originally included in the sale, then removed) would give WALKER an attributable interest in three AM and four FMs in the CLOVIS, NM market, requiring WALKER to make a showing that there are more than 30 stations in the market; WALKER used contour overlap methodology, and ROONEY MOON complained that because ARBITRON had announced a CLOVIS book starting with the SPRING 2008 survey, WALKER should have used ARBITRON market information.
WALKER said that there was no available information for the market in the BIA database when the application was filed. The Commission determined that CLOVIS has 21 stations, and that WALKER would end up with four FMs and two AMs, complying with the rules.