FCC Denies New Station's Move-Via-STA
March 31, 2010 at 11:03 AM (PT)
The FCC has rejected RICHARD HODSON's Petition for Reconsideration of its denial of his application for Special Temporary Authority to operate new KHOD/DES MOINES, NM with facilities at RATON, NM proposed in a minor change application. The Commission ruled that the STA was in effect an attempt to circumvent the normal two-step construction permit and license process to reallocate the station to RATON; it also noted that STAs are not used to make community of license changes.
The FCC also fined RITENOUR (MO) CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT $7,000 for a late license renewal application and unauthorized operation of noncommercial WRHS/OVERLAND, MO.