Recovered 1955 Radio Program Club Star Way WWNH Rochester

A Joseph Ross
Sat Oct 7 01:51:06 EDT 2017

I agree that Mr. Dodge deserved due process.  I don't see why the FCC 
couldn't have found, after hearing, that due to Dodge's repeated 
violations of FCC regulations, that he was unfit to hold a broadcast 
license or to have any role in any licensee. They then could have 
ordered that no application for anything with which Dodge was associated 
would not be processed.  But it should have done so with a formal order 
after hearing, which would have given Dodge the right to appeal to the 

On 10/6/2017 8:39 AM, Rob Landry wrote:
> WWNH was never granted a license to cover. The construction permit ran 
> out, and the station was allowed to stay on the air under an STA, but 
> no license was ever issued. The Commission seems to have decided to 
> ignore any application to which Mr. Dodge was a party, accepting it 
> for filing but never acting on it. It is one of the more egregious 
> examples of FCC arbitrariness, in my opinion. The man may or may not 
> hae been fit to hold a broadcast license, but he deserved due process, 
> and the FCC never gave it to him.
> More recently, Pamal applied to sell WPNI in Amherst to Mr. Dodge a 
> few years ago, and the Commission sat on that application. After some 
> months Pamal shut the station down, and the license evaporated a year 
> later with never a word from the Commission on the proposed sale.
> If the king is in a good mood today, he may condescend to hear a few 
> petitions from us peasants. Le Roi s'avisera.
> Rob
> On Fri, 6 Oct 2017, A Joseph Ross wrote:
>> So what did happen to the station's license?
>> On 10/5/2017 11:30 PM, Rob Landry wrote:
>>> On Thu, 5 Oct 2017, Paul B. Walker, Jr. wrote:
>>>> No, its WWNH 1340... and Brian dodge the very very last incarnaiton of
>>>> the WWNH calls  im not even remotely old enough to have worked at 
>>>> WWNH 930
>>> A former client of mine was considering buying WWNH 1340 and sent me 
>>> to look it over. It had obviously been off the air for years; the 
>>> tower was so overgrown with bushes and trees that I couldn't 
>>> physically get to the base.
>>> When I looked it up in the FCC database, there was no license, only 
>>> a construction permit that had lapsed several years before. We aere 
>>> puzzled as to why the station was listed at all.
>>> Rob
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