FCC Watch: Rusticus Sells 55% of WYGR (Wyoming-Grand Rapids)

In an application filed with the FCC on May 11, Roland Rusticus is selling 55% of WYGR, LLC, licensee of WYGR-AM and associated translator W235BN to partners Scott R. Pastoor and Eric A. Mills.

Pastoor is increasing his percentage of ownership from 35 to 55% for $123,000.  Mills is buying 35% of the licensee for $213,000. Rusticus will retain 10%.

In other FCC actions, Family Life Broadcasting System has received approval for a minor change (directional antenna pattern) for translator W232CA (Detroit).  The translator rebroadcasts co-owned WUFL-AM (Sterling Heights).

Not in Michigan:

The FCC has fined the operators of an unlicensed LPTV station $144,344.00 for operating without a license.  The station was first licensed in 1990, renewed in 1993, but failed to renew in 1998.  The FCC wrote to the licensee in 2004, inquiring if he had submitted a renewal request in 1998, but received no response. As a result, the FCC canceled the license. According to the FCC, the station conitnued to operate, ignoring repeated warnings that they were in violation of the law.  Read more here.

 

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