Licensed to non-actual locations

Dave Doherty
Sat Apr 12 19:13:54 EDT 2008

Hi Joe-

North Pole is an amusement park. I visited the place once with my kids.

But it is also the name of a USGS place where a few people live, just 
outside the park.  It is a part of Wilmington, perhaps best known as the 
home of Whiteface Mountain. In fact, North Pole is on the Whiteface Mountain 

North Pole is not a Census Designated Place (CDP). It is not listed at all 
with the Census Bureau. It probably has no local governance. All-in-all, it 
would probably not qualify for licensing today.

-Dave Doherty
 Skywaves, Inc.
 Worcester, MA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A. Joseph Ross" <>
To: "Dave Doherty" <>
Cc: "Dan.Strassberg" <>; 
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 12:48 AM
Subject: Re: Licensed to non-actual locations

> On 31 Jan 2008 at 23:01, Dave Doherty wrote:
>> North Pole was a community that (a) met the definition of a community,
>> (b) met the distance separation requirements that existed at the time
>> the allocation was moved, and (c) was within the radius the FCC
>> allowed at the time to move a city of license, maybe 15 miles..
> I thought North Pole, New York was a theme park, complete with Santa
> and his workshop.  I seem to remember seeing something about it on TV
> when I lived in the Albany area in the mid-1950s.
> -- 
> A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                           617.367.0468
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