FCC identifies over 4000 translator applicants that are not MX.
On 6/30, the FCC issued a public notice that identified over 4,000 applications filed during the Great Translator Invasion window of March, 2003. These applications have no other competing translator applications and should be considered singleton. These applicants are not subject to auction.
These applicants will be required to update their FCC application by 8/29/2003. Once the applicant does that, the application will be declared "accepted for filing". At that time, a 15 day public comment period will be open for petitions to Deny.
REC files comments in response to Lakeshore responding to Journal Bc
REC Networks today has filed a response to Lakeshore Broadcasting, licensee of KWCX, Willcox AZ.
Lakeshore is attempting to move KWCX from Willcox to Davis Monthan AFB, a locality surrounded by the City of Tucson, an urbanized area.
In Journal Broadcasting's (licensee of several Tucson FMs) Reply Comments in this proceeding, they claimed that DMAFB is not listed on the Census and should not be considered as a community for allotment purposes. REC had made similar claims in our Reply Commnents.
On the community status issue, Lakeshore responds using Speedway, IN as an example that a community completely surrounded by a major city can still qualify as a community for allotment purposes.
REC supports the spirit of the Reclaiming the Public Airwaves Act. REC wants assurances that non-commercial issues are also addressed.
Hon. Maruice D. Hinchley
First of all, on behalf of REC Networks, I would like to personally thank you for taking the stand that you are on the media ownership issue.
You appear to be one of the few who are not addressing strictly television ownership but also radio ownership issues. Unfortunately, unless you live in a remote Western community, then your chances of independent ownership of radio station is almost non-existent.
Although I am not a constiuent of your area, I do have some small ties to the Hudson Valley area, but this media issue is not just an Upstate issue, but is a issue of national importance.