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  • #27770
    Andy Brown
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    #29386
    boisebill
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    Cochise Broadcasting (WY ID UT AZ etc) has a consent decree with the FCC.
    11 stations short term one year renewal with strict conditions. If not met license(s) will be surrendered.
    9 surrendered stations. Must be donated to non-profit entity or license surrendered.
    http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0526/DA-17-458A1.pdf

    http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0526/DA-17-459A1.pdf

    #40786
    Andy Brown
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    You may wish to note that although the FCC is “shutdown,” they are still auctioning off spectrum and collecting income. As such, they must continue to process all the paperwork that creates and report to the public about it.

    As a result, the Daily Digest is reduced to a few lines.

    Here, see for yourself:

    https://www.fcc.gov/edocs/daily-digest/2019/01/22

    #40787
    mwdxer1
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    One thing I read into these pirates that have been busted. They are so blatant. Used to be if the FCC busted you, the person shut it down and apologized hoping they would not get fined. These people are in real trouble if they thumb their nose at the FCC. They could spend jail time. I don’t know of any who have, but it is always a possibility. Add to that a huge fine that the person probably could not pay, so there goes their credit down the tube. It is not 1970 any longer.

    #40968
    Andy Brown
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    #40970
    Screamer
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    Andy,

    If I read this correctly, it could potentially allow some local groups like X-Ray and religious broadcasters to snap up LPFM’s. If localism and diversity no longer gives an entity an edge in the process, someone like CBN could come in and apply for every Non-com and LPFM frequency available in the country and would be on equal footing with a local group trying to start a LPFM. Feels like that kinda defeats the purpose of establishing the LPFM’s in the first place.

    #40971
    Andy Brown
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    I didn’t see anything about changes to the LPFM ownership rules which are limited to one per licensee.

    #40972
    Screamer
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    I guess I was reading into the assignment clause.

    #40988
    Craig_Adams
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    This from All Access:

    TOOL SHED PDX has requested a Silent STA for KXYQ-LP/PORTLAND.

    OPAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE OREGON has applied for a Silent STA for KICN-LP/PORTLAND.

    ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN NETWORK OF OREGON has filed for a Silent STA for KVBE-LP/PORTLAND due to a malfunctioning combiner.

    #40989
    Chico
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    Turns out, radio is hard. Whodathunk?

    #40990
    Alfredo_T
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    KXYQ-LP, KICN-LP, and KVBE-LP all are licensed to the same transmitter site as KQRZ. In practice, this just means that the simulcast of KQRZ on 101.5 MHz will go off the air, as 96.7 has been silent for quite some time, and 89.5 never signed on, to the best of my knowledge.

    #41032
    Alfredo_T
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    As of a few days ago (Sunday, if memory serves me correctly), KXYQ-LP (101.5) is silent.

    #41033
    Borderblaster
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    #44039
    Andy Brown
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    The FCC continues to flagrantly ignore its own rules so that it may support its crazy agenda of trying to save the AM band which is IMO a monumental waste of time.

    The story:

    https://www.radioworld.com/uncategorized/fcc-stands-behind-philadelphia-translator-decision

    The ruling:

    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-126A1.pdf

    #44040
    Alfredo_T
    Participant

    In page 3, footnote 13 of the ruling, the FCC implies that it is easier to grant FM translator licenses to AM stations than for the Commission to do its job of enforcing the unintentional radiators rules in Part 15.

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