Citadel Takes Station Back From Spinoff Trust
July 30, 2010 at 4:26 AM (PT)
CITADEL is taking Urban AC WMGL (MAGIC 107.3)/RAVENEL-CHARLESTON, SC back from THE LAST BASTION STATION TRUST, the trust formed to spin off CITADEL stations as part of the company's reorganization. The company says that the relocation of Sports WNKT (107.5 THE GAME)/CHARLESTON to the COLUMBIA, SC market now permits CITADEL to retain WMGL.
In another deal filed with the FCC, OCTAVE COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION is transferring the license of low-power FM WLRI-LP/GAP, PA to LANCHESTER RADIO INFORMATION, INC. for no consideration.
The oil spill in the GULF OF MEXICO claims another casualty with EMPIRE BROADCASTING, INC. filing for a Silent STA for its KGUL/BURAS, LA. The licensee tells the FCC that an equipment malfunction took the station dark on JUNE 29th, and after that, the tower owner notified the licensee that the station was posing "an interference concern to ongoing governmental operations related to the oil spill recovery efforts in the GULF OF MEXICO." The application says that KGUL will, once a deal is reached with the tower owner, apply for a new tower height and ERP, and is asking for permission to keep the station off the air for six months to modify its facilities.
CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC. has asked for Silent STAs for FM translators W236BQ/BURLINGTON, VT and W292DS/MONTPELIER, VT, which it recently acquired and which it plans to move.
And CLEAR CHANNEL Triple A KTCZ (CITIES 97)/MINNEAPOLIS has replaced Contemporary Christian K-LOVE programming on FM translator K279AZ/COTTAGE GROVE, MN, which CLEAR CHANNEL is acquiring from K-LOVE operator EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION and attempting to move to the IDS CENTER building in MINNEAPOLIS. UPPER MIDWEST BROADCASTING reports that the parties have filed for a modification of the station's construction permit after failing to reach agreement with the owners of the shared antenna they planned to use, proposing instead to move to another antenna on the same building.