FCC OKs Transmitter Move For Puerto Rico FM, Sale Of Ohio Noncomm CP
June 7, 2010 at 10:43 AM (PT)
The FCC has approved the relocation of the transmitter site and the license application for NEW LIFE BROADCASTING's Spanish Contemporary Christian WNVM (97.7 NUEVA VIDA, formerly WBRQ)/CIDRA, PR over objections from JOSANTONIO MELLADO-ROMERO; CARMEN MARIA GONZALEZ VEGA; LUIS ARTURO GUZMAN LLUBERES; and ANA MARIA VELEZ BORRAS. The objection involved whether the new facilities would provide city grade coverage of the community of license.
The Commission has also approved the assignment of the construction permit for noncommercial WMUI/RUSHVILLE, IN by MIAMI UNIVERSITY OF OHIO to RUSH COUNTY (INDIANA) SCHOOLS. Objector MARTIN HENSLEY charged that RUSH COUNTY SCHOOLS began building the station before acquiring the license, which he termed an unauthorized transfer of control. The Commission ruled that HENSLEY failed to establish evidence or a "substantial and material question of fact" regarding that allegation.
And the Commission denied GREAT GOD GOSPEL AND EDUCATIONAL STATION, INC.'s Petition for Reconsideration of the denial of its application for an FM booster station at OCALA, FL for its low power FM WITG-LP/OCALA. In the ruling, the Commission determined that a booster signal constitutes another station for purposes of the prohibition against an "attributable interest in any other non-LPFM broadcast station" for LPFM licensees.