Monday, March 19, 2007

New AM station; station gone

Gatineau, Quebec: 1670KHz:
New station granted.
1,000 watts fulltime, non-directional.
To carry programming for children (ages 4-18, a pretty broad spread!) in French.
Gatineau is just across the river from Ottawa, Ontario.

Greenville, Mississippi: 900KHz:
WDDT deleted.
The FCC has dismissed the renewal application of WDDT-900 Greenville.
The station's owners, Willis Broadcasting, had been in serious trouble with the FCC recently, and had entered into a consent decree in which they agreed further licenses would be lost if certain benchmarks weren't met.
I don't know exactly what happened with WDDT - it may or may not have had anything to do with the consent decree. It's not at all impossible that Willis voluntarily asked the FCC to dismiss the WDDT renewal. I suspect we'll hear more about this one.

1 comment:

Dade Moore said...

Willis Barnes never really was the owner of wddt. He had attention to buy from the firts owner John T Gibson. Never paid for one dam thing. He tried to file to get it renewed and letters have been fireing in. The tower site is still up and is still the property of Clearwater Broadcasting John T. Gibson. Historu is at http://www.wddt.com