Two significant decisions for AM stations came from the commission this week.
In the first, the FCC issued an MO&O regarding the construction of an AM station in Reno, Nev. Pamplin Broadcasting sought a CP for an AM to serve Reno. In 2000, Owens One Company, licensee of adjacent station KGO(AM), and Americom Las Vegas Limited Partnership raised interference concerns and filed petitions to deny. Pamplin changed its application, yet arguments ensued for several years over whether the other two stations were really protected from harmful interference.
The agency now has dismissed Americom’s Petition for Reconsideration of the Permit Decision; denied Owens’ Application for Review of the Permit Decision; denied Owens’ Petition for Reconsideration of the Tolling Decision; and denied KGO’s Application for Review of the Permit Decision. Read details here.
In the second case, the FCC denied a petition for reconsideration concerning the right to build an AM in Spring Valley, Nev. The decision involves applications stemming from Auction 32.