Garrett Wollman wollman@csail.mit.edu
Wed May 11 17:57:55 EDT 2005

<<On Wed, 11 May 2005 17:43:21 -0400, "Joseph Pappalardo" <joepappalardo2001@yahoo.com> said:

> Well, since the licensee is "surrendering" it's license, what would stop
> someone (anyone) from applying for that license?

In principle, nothing.  But:

- They would have wait for the next major window.
- They would have to meet interference standards with respect to the
upgraded WNSH station.
- They would have to apply for a feasible 24-hour facility (WPEP was a

> I would imagine they (FCC) would look more kindly on someone wanting to
> provide local service to the community....than to make way for an "out of
> town" station to extend it's signal.

All the FCC cares about is relative population "served".  (You can
argue that this is a bad standard, but in the current legal climate,
the FCC would have a difficult time sustaining a challenge to any
other standard.  So the long slow erosion of PICON continues.)


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