Posted by John on November 06, 2011 at 21:32:22:
In Reply to: Re: WTDY posted by Mr. Expand-o-band on November 06, 2011 at 16:18:10:
: What's the reason that 1480 and the others are still on the air? I remember that WKSH shut off 1370 as fast as they could after the move to 1640. Maybe too fast since it turned out that they could have kept it on.
Mid-West and other broadcasters filed for a one-year extension so the FCC could reconsider the requirement that the license for the original station be returned (link below). Other than taking delivery of the petition, I don't think the FCC has done ANYTHING about this since then.
It's really galling to see companies like Mid-West game the system when the other broadcasters played by the rules and returned the licenses for the original stations their new expanded band stations were built to replace. But it's not exactly news that the FCC is toothless. Hand out $10K fines for the ticky-tacky shit, but don't sweat the big stuff.
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