Fri May 13 11:10:27 EDT 2005
>In any event, the CP has been granted....and the subject is moot.
>However, there's no telling what a petition to deny might have brought to
>Usually it depends on the resolve and financial resources of those pursuing
I think we're getting closer to agreement on this - except for one point:
there WERE petitions to deny, and they were denied, as they should properly
And keep in mind that if worse had come to worse, there would have been
nothing preventing what I'll call the "nuclear option," with apologies to
Capitol Hill: the parties involved could have withdrawn the WNSH
application, THEN returned the WPEP license for cancellation (which is not
something that can have a petition to deny filed against it - there's
nothing to prevent a licensee from deciding to no longer be a licensee).
The WNSH app could then have been re-filed, and how could any objection
stand against it at that point, given that the Taunton license would then
have ceased to exist. (And in the absence of another filing window for new
AMs/major changes, there's no way anyone could refile for the Taunton
facilities in the meantime.)
Not saying it would have been the nicest thing to do - but as an "FCC geek"
of high standing (though not, as Joseph points out, a lawyer), this is
sometimes how it's done when push comes to shove.
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