FCC Filings: Delmarva Station Silent, FM Moves Down CA Coast
August 29, 2011 at 4:50 AM (PT)
Whether it was the pending hurricane keeping filing down or not, the FCC's docket for sales and other applications is extremely light in the database TODAY (8/29), with a Silent STA filing by GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING for WXSH/POCOMOKE CITY, MD leading the list. The station went dark on JULY 28th, with the licensee claiming financial hardship; it has gone silent before in recent years, and has aired several formats when in operation, including Rhythmic Oldies, Country, Adult Hits, and Classic Rock.
The Commission also approved CUMULUS' application to move Classic Rock KRRF (106.3 THE SURF)/GOLETA, CA-SANTA BARBARA to new community of license OAK VIEW, CA, near OJAI and in the larger VENTURA-OXNARD market. The application was granted on FRIDAY and includes a simultaneous change of the community of license of Hot AC KRUZ/SANTA BARBARA to GOLETA to leave that suburb with a licensed facility while not changing KRUZ' technical parameters.
And the FCC has also once again rejected GRESHAM COMMUNICATIONS' attempt to block the assignment of Urban AC WPAL (now Contemporary Christian WAYA (WAY-FM))/RIDGEVILLE-CHARLESTON, SC to receiver CHARLES W. CHERRY and its subsequent reassignment to CASWELL CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC. The rejection comes despite the Commission ruling that the underlying court action taking the license from GRESHAM was an impermissible "attachment" of the station's license; the Commission said that while the order violated the FCC's prohibition on license attachments, the order did conform to Commission policy of unifying a station's assets, properly attached and transferred to the receiver, and license.