FCC Clears Way For KNOR Power Boost
May 7, 2010 at 11:16 AM (PT)
The FCC has ruled that LIBERMAN Regional Mexican KNOR (LA RAZA 93.7)/KRUM, TX-DALLAS-FT. WORTH may go ahead and construct its new 43,000-watt Class C0 facility, eliminating a provision in its permit that required the station to wait until CUMULUS (SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.) Country KIKT (93.5 KIK-FM)/GREENVILLE, TX completed a move to new facilities further EAST of DALLAS and a community of license change to COOPER, TX.
LIBERMAN complained that SUSQUEHANNA appeared to be "warehousing" the first-adjacent-channel station, delaying construction to keep KNOR from its power increase. SUSQUEHANNA claimed that it "is not subject to any order that requires construction" by a specific date, and cited financial difficulties and an inability to reach an agreement with LIBERMAN about payment to facilitate the changes; LIBERMAN called for the cancellation of KIKT's "implied STA" to continue with the GREENVILLE facilities. The Commission gave LIBERMAN the go-ahead for its power increase and warned KIKT that its "implied STA" facility is not protected from interference from the new KNOR and that it has until DECEMBER 28, 2012 to build the new COOPER facilities.
A sale of KIKT and Talk KGVL-A/GREENVILLE to to ALPHA HORNE's KGVL RADIO LLC for $600,000 was announced last JUNE and filed with the FCC but has not to date been consummated.