Long-Wire, Lost Site, Lawsuit At KRJY
June 15, 2010 at 7:43 AM (PT)
DIAMOND BROADCASTING has been granted Special Temporary Authority for a temporary long-wire antenna for its Gospel KRJY-A/SACRAMENTO. The emergency wire antenna at 3825 Gregory Ave. in WEST SACRAMENTO is 10 km southwest of the station's licensed site and will operate at reduced power of 250 watts daytime while the station looks for a new site.
KRJY went dark at 5p (PT) on APRIL 29th when it was evicted from its transmitter site; it is suing IMMACULATE HEART RADIO EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CO. over its alleged role in the eviction. In the suit, DIAMOND calls the situation "a distasteful case about religious and racial discrimination where a Roman Catholic operated radio station conspired with the landlord of certain undeveloped toxic real property to drive an African American owned gospel radio station off the air and out of business to effectuate a 'fire sale' of assets of the Black station to the Roman Catholic radio station. Under color of law and use of state unlawful detainer law, the defendants succeed in wrongly seizing the property of plaintiffs, seizing their assets, secreting the property in an undisclosed location for undisclosed storage fees and continued use and control by the Roman Catholics without authorization and compensation. Effectively, the Roman Catholics (sic) radio station and the landlord have committed theft of the property of the Plaintiffs."
DIAMOND also alleges that IHR improperly filed ex parte for a temporary restraining order to keep DIAMOND from recovering its property from the tower site and "attempted to attach unauthorized fees to drive the make the cost of recovery prohibitive." IHR, claims DIAMOND, breached a "transmission services agreement" and "wants to purchase the assets of KZSA and Diamond to operate a Spanish language broadcast of Roman Catholic messages."
Read the lawsuit via COURTHOUSE NEWS by clicking here.