Northern OR Coast TV CP’s & Lic

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  • #47626
    mwdxer1
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    How can a station be listed as licensed and newer come on the air. I can understand a CP takings its’ time, but here on the North Coast, there are several that are listed as “Licensed” and yet are not on.

    4 K04PH Analog Kenneth Lewetag (Lic since 2005, but never came on)

    5 K05LE Analong Michael Mattson (Lic since 2005 but never came on)

    15 K15IQ-D Digital CP H2 Stations

    22 KHPN Digital LIC Edge BCing

    28 K28FP-D Digital LIC Watch TV (Tested in 90s)

    30 K30QL-D Digital CP H2 Stations (Moved from 38)

    36 K36LI-D Digital CP H2 Stations

    #47629
    boisebill
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    Nobody has apparently told the FCC that they weren’t on the air.

    #47630
    Shirley Knott
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    If you’re ready to play TV, get in touch with one of the individual owners of a licensed but never on the air station. If you can afford to build, you can probably come to an arrangement with them.

    #47633
    mwdxer1
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    Someone once told me that the CPs are there to be sold as an investment. The owner never planned to put these on, but if a company is interested, there is a lot of money selling a CP.

    #47634
    Shirley Knott
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    FCC gives you 3 years to build a station. Then the CP expires. Tell them you built it, even if you didn’t, and you get a license. They will probably never check to see if a translator is really on the air.

    It allows whoever applied for the CP to hold the property until they either build it or sell it to somebody. Quite immoral and even illegal, and therefore done all the time.

    You can’t sell an expired CP without a lot of fancy legal help.

    #47635
    boisebill
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    FCC’s been slowly deleting CP’s that are still on the books but never built. Some of those are many years old.

    #47637
    semoochie
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    I’m disgusted with humanity, Shirley. This is why Trump is still in office!

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