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Re: New station to broadcast classical music in north and east

There are limits on such restrictions, even when it comes to real estate.
For example, it would be illegal for someone to transfer a radio station
with a requirement that the station retain a certain format forever.  As
Attorney Ross noted, it might be possible to put on such a requirement for a
certain period of time.

Such requirements also have to be carefully drafted.  For example, what does
classical music mean?  That term would have to be defined for the
restriction to be effective.

I also wonder how FCC regulations would play into this issue.  A license is
actually a grant from the government so there may be limits on the
restrictions a seller may put on the transfer of a government license.

It all depends on the lawyers.  A clever lawyer might be able to draft an
instrument that would effectively limit a format change for a time, but a
more clever lawyer might be able to find a way around the restriction.

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Faneuf" <tklaundry@juno.com>
To: <crimson@channel1.com>
Cc: <dib9@gwi.net>; <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>;
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: New station to broadcast classical music in north and east

> I am not a lawyer either, but I believe in Real Estate transactions a
> person can put restrictions on a deed that if someone wants lifted or
> changed in the future requires a court order, wouldn't the same apply to
> something like this?