So far as of this writing, the FCC has dismissed applications that were filed by Antonio Cesar Guel for new LPFM stations in San Antonio, Jacksonville, Lufkin TX, Columbia SC, Lake Charles LA and McAllen TX.
These dismissals were as a result of the Commission investigating the addresses that these applicants claimed as their headquarters. In these cases, the Commission used public records to determine the property owners (which were mainly churches) and these property owners verified that these organizations were never headquarted at these locations. As a result, the Commission determined that the applicant did not meet the requirements of §73.853(b)(1). Since the same addresses were used for the board members, these addresses were dismissed for the purpose of establishing 75% of the organization's board members are local in accordance with §73.853(b)(2). Since the localism requirements were not met, the applicant is not qualified to be an LPFM licensee and thus, the application was dimissed.
Today's decisions did bring two issues to light: