FCC Denies Two Community Of License Appeals
April 23, 2010 at 12:11 PM (PT)
The FCC has denied a Petition for Reconsideration by SOUTHERN STONE BROADCASTING, INC., licensee of Hot AC WMGZ (Z-97)/LEXINGTON, GA, of its application to change its community of license. The station was granted a change from EATONTON to LEXINGTON, GA in 2006, and the change was made final. The licensee never built the new facility and continues to operate the old C3 facility at EATONTON, and applied to move to WASHINGTON, GA.
The Commission staff dismissed the amended community of license application as unacceptable for filing, and the Media Bureau has denied the appeal, rejecting the licensee's contention that the Commission should consider the change as being from EATONTON to WASHINGTON rather than comparing LEXINGTON and WASHINGTON.
In another ruling, the Commission denied an appeal by NORTHEAST FLORIDA RADIO of the denial of a major modification of its construction permit for a new station at 770 AM in NASSAU VILLAGE-RATLIFF, FL. With the original permit about to run out, the permittee applied to move the station to BALDWIN, FL; the permittee claimed that the move should not be considered a loss of service to NASSAU VILLAGE-RATLIFF since the station was never built there. With the denial, the Commission also dismissed an application for tolling of the permit as moot, which means the permit expired in 2006.