3 Daughters Media Files Response In Clear Channel, Aloha Trust/Roanoke-Lynchburg License Renewal Case
October 26, 2011 at 3:51 AM (PT)
The back-and-forth between GARY BURNS' 3 DAUGHTERS MEDIA and CLEAR CHANNEL over the formers challenge to the renewal of CLEAR CHANNEL and ALOHA STATION TRUST licenses in the ROANOKE and LYNCHBURG markets continues with the filing by 3 DAUGHTERS of a "Reply to Opposition to Petition to Deny."
The new filing disputes CLEAR CHANNEL's assertion that the Telecommunications Act of 1996 eliminated any public interest standard in reviewing license renewals, calls for enforcement of requirements set forth in the 2008 decision approving the buyout of CLEAR CHANNEL and requiring stations to be spun off, and repeating its assertion that ALOHA is not diligently seeking buyers for the spinoffs, noting that the trust has not placed a price on the stations but instead requires potential buyers to make an offer without knowing if the number is in the ballpark desired by CLEAR CHANNEL or the trust. In addition, 3 DAUGHTERS says that when it made an offer, no counteroffer was made, and the broker appeared not to know that the station in question did not originate its own programming but instead simulcasts another station.
The stations include CLEAR CHANNEL Rock WROV, Top 40/Rhythmic WJJS-WJJX (JAMMIN' JJS), Country WYYD, AC WSNV (SUNNY FM), and ALOHA's Adult Hits WSFF-WSNZ (STEVE FM).