Dismissals Omni Broadcasting's License to Cover filed in 2016 to complete the relocation of 97.1 W246BN Atmore AL to Pensacola FL has been dismissed for multiple FCC violations including insufficient fee payments, delinquent debts, or debarment. W246BN was licensed to rebroadcast La Promesa Foundation's Catholic 1230 WDWR Pensacola but most recently was operating as Sports "The Ticket" rebroadcasting 100.3 WTKE-FM Niceville/Fort Walton Beach. New England Broadcasting Edu. Group's 2016 application to relocate 88.3 WVCA Newbury MA to 88.1 Seabrook NH has been dismissed. WVCA filed the application in an attempt to break its time-share with 88.3 WBMT Boxford MA as the facilities would no longer overlap, however the FCC contends that rule § 73.56 l(b)(l) which states that share-time agreeme...[Read More]
The FCC has designated Birach Broadcasting's 1450 WBVA Bayside and 1550 WVAB Virginia Beach for a license renewal hearing. Since Birach acquired WBVA and WVAB in 2008, both stations have been off the air most of the time as the stations lost their former facility due to vandalism in March 2008. From a term running from when Birach closed on its purchase on 4/1/08 through 11/30/17 WBVA operated for a total of 66 days from a temporary facility with 30 watts. WVAB has been on for 357 days during that same period with a 6 watt STA. The stations both applied for a new permanent facility in 2013 but their Construction Permits expired unbuilt. In hearings like this the burden of proof is on Birach to tell the commission why it should be granted renewals of its licenses. The licensee must p...[Read More]
Renda Broadcasting has donated Talk 1360 WMNY Mckeesport/Pittsburgh to Pentecostal Temple Development Corporation as a charitable contribution. Pentecostal Temple Development Corporation is operated by Bishop Loran E. Mann, a longtime news anchor at WPXI-TV Pittsburgh. The group also owns Gospel 1150 WGBN New Kensington in the Pittsburgh market. WMNY was best known for its Top 40 run in the early 1970’s as WIXZ when it featured a morning host by the name of Jeff Christie. He now goes by his given name of Rush Limbaugh. 1360 operates with 5kW days and 1kW nights.