I subscribed to SXM on a discounted rate six months ago. It increased this past month, and I called to cancel. I swear the operators must be paid a bundle to keep people subscribed. He offered me all kind of discounts.
Andy…I am sorry my thoughts on the matter upset you. 🙂
Forgive me, I was talking more generally. You are right that the actual “control” of the license isn’t legal until the transfer takes place at the FCC.
My point was that taking over NCE stations is not any harder than commercial ones. I was using the word “control” to mean being able to take over the day-to-day operations. I should have been more clear.
On the issue of the sale of an NCE license, we may be confusing the sale of the license versus the “sale” or transfer of a non-profit entity.
As we have seen in the Christian radio world, you can purchase and assume control of a NCE station just as quickly as a commercial one. I remember EMF taking over WMHK and WRCM in a matter of weeks after the ownership decided to sell. When the actual check was delivered, I don’t know, but it is very simple to sell and buy stations these days.