The Commission has designated a Texas radio station’s license renewal application for hearing after determining that the licensee apparently made several false certifications to the Commission, calling the licensee’s basic character qualifications into question. In January 2003, the licensee applied for a license to cover a previously-granted construction permit, and certified that the station’s new facilities had been constructed as authorized. In May 2003, however, Commission personnel observed the station transmitting from a site approximately five miles from the location specified in the station’s license application. During the subsequent inspection of the station, the licensee acknowledged that it had not commenced construction at the authorized site as certified, but that it had filed the license to cover application in order to prevent the expiration of the construction permit.
A PDF version of this entire article can be found at FCC Designates Texas Radio Station’s License Renewal Application for Hearing in Response to Apparently False Certifications.