Radio Insight reports [link] that the FCC has revoked the license of WOOK-LP 103.1 FM because the licensee tried to intentionally deceive the Commission. In the words of the FCC:
The conduct here by [the licensee] shows a disturbing willingness to ignore or seif-servingly misinterpret Commission's regulations and disclosure requirements, to ignore a Commission request to provide required information, and to submit inconsistent documents to different governmental agencies. Accordingly, we will require that a copy of this letter be submitted with any future application filed by or on behalf of any of them or to which any of them is a party.
Prior to the most recent action, the case took a number of confusing turns involving two feuding founders, a 501c3 organization called Sincere Seven (S7), a disputed Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement (FSA) and failure to disclose the felony criminal conviction of one of the founders.
According to the FCC S7 was merely a "front" used for gaming the Commission's point system and filing a false application. Most of the improper conduct concerned Perry Redd and William Tucker. Redd is still listed as Executive Director on the station’s website [link]. Redd is a convicted felon and the conviction was not disclosed in the Application
WBUR & WGBH BOTH DROP 10% IN APRIL WEEKLY LISTENER TRENDS
Many of the NPR News stations we have seen so far in Nielsen Audio’s April PPM estimates lost weekly cumulative listeners from March to April. Case in point: Weekly listeners to WBUR and WGBH both dropped 10% in one month. WAMU was down 2%. KUOW, Seattle bucked the trend and was up 6%.
Triple A KEXP, Seattle, had an impressive gain in weekly listeners, up 22% from the previous month. The weekly listeners to other Triple A stations stayed about the same. Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) station KSBJ was up 8% with an estimated weekly cume of 875,000. This is likely the largest noncom audience in the April data.
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