FCC Gives OK To BCA's Programming Of Mexican FM
February 27, 2006 at 12:21 PM (PT)
The FCC has granted BROADCAST COMPANY OF THE AMERICAS' application to provide programming from SAN DIEGO to cross-border XHBCE/TECATE, thereby rejecting complaints from LAZER and EMMIS that the station's owner JAIME BONILLA was operating the facility (originally a Class B licensed to MATOMOROS JARAMILLO, BCN, MEXICO) at variance with its authorized parameters and interfering with LAZER's KXRS/HEMET, CA, and that BCA knew or should know of that wrongdoing.
The Commission says that "there is nothing in the record of the BCA proceeding that allows us to conclude that the allegations of misrepresentation on the part of QUETZAL (BONILLA's company) are grounds for a denial of a permit for BCA." BCA has been programming XHBCE since last year and recently flipped it from Spanish (as "LA PANTERA") to a simulcast of its Sports programming on XEPRS-A/ROSARITO-SAN DIEGO (as "THE MIGHTY XX SPORTS RADIO").