FCC Nixes Reinstatement Of Kansas FM Translator
September 10, 2010 at 11:59 AM (PT)
The FCC has declared KANZA SOCIETY's license for FM translator K225AG/DODGE CITY, KS to have expired and has deleted the station's call letters.
A new station, RADIOACTIVE, LLC Regional Mexican KMML (LA MEXICANA)/CIMARRON, KS-DODGE CITY (operated by ROCKING M RADIO), caused the displacement of K225AG, which KANZA took off the air thinking that it had to do so under the rules, despite having been granted a move to a second-adjacent channel. However, KANZA failed to notify the FCC of the cessation of operations and says it was unaware that it could have filed a request for a waiver of the major change rule for operating FM translator stations seeking to avoid displacement. The Commission ruled that KANZA's voluntary actions did not warrant the FCC using its discretion to waive the rules and allow the station to be reinstated.
The FCC has also deferred final action on the grant of a new noncommercial FM at PALM COAST, FL to HAMMOCK ENVIRONMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICES pending submission of more financial details from the settlement between HAMMOCK and other mutually exclusive applicants, but the Commission denied all other challenges by CORNERSTONE BROADCASTING CORP. to the grant.