The Audio Division has dismissed 14 applications, mainly in rural Oregon that were “assisted” by Robert Lund. These applications were the subject of objections made by Prometheus Radio Project and other parties.
In all of the cases reviewed by REC, the FCC dismissed the applications because while the organization may have formed a corporation in time of the application filing, the corporation was no longer recognized by the state. This is usually due to the failure for the corporation to file an annual report.
Citing §73.853(b), the FCC states that corporations are required to remain eligible at the time of filing and “at all times thereafter”.
In the Prometheus’ objection, many of the similarities between the applications were noted including the many family members with the Lund surname that were used as the parties to applications in many cases.
The FCC did not specifically address the Informal Objections as they found cause to dismiss the applications for other reasons.