FCC Rejects Appeal Of WKCW Power Boost
March 16, 2010 at 11:15 AM (PT)
The FCC has rejected the Petition for Reconsideration by GROUP A LICENSEE, LLC, former licensee of Religion WCOJ-A/COATESVILLE-WEST CHESTER, PA, of the grant of a power increase to METRO RADIO Brokered Spanish WKCW-A/WARRENTON, VA. WCOJ complained of interference from the new co-channel WKCW facility, but the Commission determined that no interference within protected contours was occurring.
The Commission also rejected the argument of THE HELPLINE that its application for a new noncommercial FM at ATHENS, OH should be granted despite the grant of a license to another applicant in the same mutually exclusive pool of applications. THE HELPLINE contended that because its application is not technically precluded, and therefore not really mutually exclusive, with the tentative selectee, OHIO EAST-WEST CULTURAL BRIDGE (at JOHNSTOWN, OH), the Commission could and should grant its application. The FCC said that changing its policy to pick more than one applicant from the pool "could potentially result in the selection of an inferior applicant as a secondary selectee."
And the FCC also issued fines for late license renewal applications to FAITH TRINITY ASSEMBLIES (WZYZ/SPENCER, TN, $1,500), FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO (K228DI/SIDNEY, NE, $250), and ALACCA BIBLE CONFERENCE, INC. (K213BN/OROFINO, ID and K215AB/KAMIAH, ID, $500 total).