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    Quote Originally Posted by frankberry View Post
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    How can they sell (transfer) the station licenses without FCC approval?

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    I'm sure it's subject to FCC approval. It could be, since they are selling the assets, that the new owner might be forced to sell it again if the FCC objects.

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    Technically, that's all one would be buying at auction, physical assets. Whoever is/was the licensee of the stations must participate in the license transfer process and the auction winner must be eligible to become the licensee. Otherwise, all one will have is enough equipment or land to operate a station, but no authority to do so.

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    Interesting that the ad clearly states "without limitations the radio stations and licenses for the radio stations."
    I does say "to the highest QUALIFIED bidder" which might indicate that the sale is subject to FCC approval.

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    KBXD's new day pattern looks pretty good and their night pattern always has been.
    With the extra towers, they are beaming right into the market, not perpendicular to it.
    They are currently off the air, but I would take them if I had a few spare mil laying around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ai4i View Post
    KBXD's new day pattern looks pretty good and their night pattern always has been.
    With the extra towers, they are beaming right into the market, not perpendicular to it.
    They are currently off the air, but I would take them if I had a few spare mil laying around.
    The problem is that the market is not Dallas but Dallas-Fort Worth. Even the new day signal does not put a 10 mV/m over 80% of Tarrant County, and the night signal is pretty much Dallas County only.

    The market is 11 counties.

    Of course, for this kind of AM, ratings are not important and full coverage of the ratings market is obviously not a factor as long as the intended format can have a base in the areas that are covered.

    I recall how KBOX did very well at times against KLIF in the Top 40 era before the markets were combined. But after the consolidation, it was lost.

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    I was listening to some airchecks of him on WFTL last summer and he had surgery in August 2013. Then i saw an interview of him with a guy from Chicago.. I think Rick Kaempher in October 2013. He said he had a neck brace on and was handing out candy to kids. His picture is on the website still... but no sign of him coming back. Guess he's on the list to get paid. I doubt they will get 17 million from the sales of these stations.. That's what Crystal owes. I imagine their would be some expense to improve the equipment around there.

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    I see WMEN is no longer listed as having a CP to increase their day and night signals.
    I wonder what that is all about.

    BTW...I do not know the market and this is OT, but why does R-L show the Dallas area having access to seven "Asian" formatted (albeit signal challenged) stations, on 730, 870, 890, 1110, 1220, 1600, and 104.9? Yes, I know "Asian" is not a format, I was just repeating what the R-L format column shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ai4i View Post

    BTW...I do not know the market and this is OT, but why does R-L show the Dallas area having access to seven "Asian" formatted (albeit signal challenged) stations, on 730, 870, 890, 1110, 1220, 1600, and 104.9? Yes, I know "Asian" is not a format, I was just repeating what the R-L format column shows.
    There are several mixed Asian language brokered station, with Mandarin predominating but also having Korean and, IIRC, Tagalog. One is all Korean. There are two in languages of India with Bollywood music and news. There is one all Vetnamese station, too.
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    The FCC does allow involuntary transfer of license in certain circumstances involving bankruptcy or if the licensee is determined by the FCC to be unfit as a licensee, for example, which means if the FCC transfers the licenses of the JCE stations involuntarily, JCE has no choice in the matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmtillery View Post
    The FCC does allow involuntary transfer of license in certain circumstances involving bankruptcy or if the licensee is determined by the FCC to be unfit as a licensee, for example, which means if the FCC transfers the licenses of the JCE stations involuntarily, JCE has no choice in the matter.
    Mark, I believe the original question was intended to ask how the winner in a bankruptcy auction would also get the license, as the auction notice appears to specify. Certainly, an involuntary transfer of license is warranted under the circumstances, but the presumption that the licenses "are included" is, IMO, false.

    The FCC would still have to certify that the winner was fit on all counts to hold the licenses and then transfer them to said party, unless there's some new loophole that neither you nor I are aware of.

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