Re: Central & Eastern Oregon Radio Happenings

#1155
boisebill
Participant

“Cumulus Swaps KRUZ/Santa Barbara To EMF For KXPC/Eugene”

This depends on KNRQ’s move.

“Description: MULTIPLE OWNERSHIP

AS DEMONSTRATED IN THE RADIO MARKET ANALYSIS APPENDED HERETO, THE PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF STATION KXPC-FM WILL RESULT IN CUMULUS LICENSING LLC (‘CUMULUS’) HOLDING AN ATTRIBUTABLE INTEREST IN FIVE (5) FM STATIONS IN A RADIO MARKET IN WHICH NOT MORE THAN FOUR (4) COMMERCIAL STATIONS IN THE SAME SERVICE MAY BE COMMONLY OWNED. ONE OF THOSE STATIONS, HOWEVER, IS KNRQ-FM, WHICH HAS BEEN ISSUED A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT TO CHANGE ITS COMMUNITY OF LICENSE TO ALOHA, OREGON (FILE NO. BMPH-20100805AKO), WHICH EXPIRES ON JANUARY 16, 2013. ALOHA IS LOCATED IN THE PORTLAND, OREGON ARBITRON METRO. CUMULUS INTENDS TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW CLASS C1 FACILITY ON CHANNEL 250 AT ALOHA IN DECEMBER 2012. UPON THE FILING OF THE FCC FORM 302-FM APPLICATION FOR STATION KNRQ-FM AT ALOHA, KNRQ-FM NO LONGER WILL BE LOCATED IN THE EUGENE-SPRINGFIELD ARBITRON METRO, BUT WILL BE LOCATED IN THE PORTLAND, OREGON ARBITRON METRO. THUS, UPON COMPLETION OF CONSTRUCTION OF KNRQ-FM’S MODIFIED FACILITY AT ALOHA, THE INSTANT APPLICATION WILL BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 73.3555(A)(1)(II) OF THE COMMISSION’S RULES BECAUSE CUMULUS WILL HOLD AN ATTRIBUTABLE INTEREST IN ONLY FOUR (4) FM STATIONS IN THE RELEVANT RADIO MARKET. CUMULUS THEREFORE REQUESTS A TEMPORARY WAIVER OF SECTION 73.3555(A)(1)(II) OF THE RULES TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF KNRQ-FM’S MODIFIED FACILITY AT ALOHA, OREGON, WHICH WILL BE PRIOR TO CONSUMMATION OF THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.”