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FCC Report 1/15: KROY Gets Deleted

KStar Country 99.7 KVST KROY PalaciosThe pending sale of Roy Henderson’s 99.7 KROY Palacios TX to New Wavo II will not proceed as the FCC has dismissed its 2013 license renewal and deleted the station.

The saga of KROY began in November of 2007 when it filed for a Silent STA after its tower site was dismantled. A 2009 CP to move to a new location was never filed for a license to cover in July 2012 and was Silent or operating without FCC authorization. In response to an FCC letter of inquiry, Henderson stated that KROY operated from March 1 through 9, 2013 and December 23, 2013 through January 2, 2014 at sites without a license or STA. That kept the station silent in the FCC’s eyes from December 26, 2009 when its final STA expired and March 15, 2014 when it began Program Test Authority. The FCC determined that the station’s license should’ve expired on 12/26/2010 and has deleted the station and all its underlining applications.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.
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