Could WLLH-AM Lawrence Have Its License Pulled?

Garrett Wollman
Tue Feb 26 17:09:07 EST 2008

<<On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:16:53 -0500, "Laurence Glavin" <> said:

> Now, WLLH in Lawrence has been off-the-air for months and months,
> maybe approaching a year.  It has been duly noted at several radio
> websites that the FCC is now taking a DIM view of dark facilities,

It doesn't matter what view the FCC takes; if your station is off the
air for more than a year, your license evaporates, poof, as a matter
of statute law.  The question of WLLH, however, will devolve to just
how precisely the Lawrence transmitter is licensed.  Back when Jessamy
Tang bought the station, one of the conditions of that transfer was
the regularization of WLLH's Lawrence operation, and my recollection
is that the Commission allowed it to be licensed as a "broadcast
auxiliary" facility.  In that case, the legal requirement may not
apply (stations are not required to operate their auxiliary facilities


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