FCC Nixes Appeal Of Fine In San Juan Station Sale
August 23, 2011 at 11:30 AM (PT)
The FCC has denied an appeal of a $3,000 fine against MSG RADIO, INC. for failure to provide all required documentation with its application to sell WTOK/SAN JUAN (formerly WIAC-F) to LUIS A. MEJIA. The company omitted contracts for an asset sale between MEJIA's BESTOV BROADCASTING INC. OF PUERTO RICO and MADIFIDE, INC. and a shared services agreement between MSG and MADIFIDE that the Commission ruled needed to be filed with the application.
The Commission also proposed a $500 fine against FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH for a late license renewal application for FM translator W261AE/CAMDEN, DE and a $750 fine against FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC. a late license renewal application and unauthorized operation of FM translator W208BC/CORNING, NY.
And the FCC also granted TOOL SHED PDX's petitions to reinstate its application for a new noncommercial FM at WEISER, ID and deny and dismiss the competing application of BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ONTARIO, INC. TOOL SHED charged that BSCC did not have assurance of the availability of its proposed tower site, which is on Bureau of Land Management property. The action leaves TOOL SHED as the sole remaining applicant and now tentative winner of the frequency.
Finally, the Commission announced that it is extending the deadline for the filing of Form 323, the biennial ownership report, from OCTOBER 1st to NOVEMBER 1st. Filers will still have to use data accurate as of OCTOBER 1st. All AM, FM, TV, LPTV and Class A LPTVs will be required to file this year as all stations coordinate on a unified filing schedule rather than the past staggered filing order.