Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Non-commercial stations will continue to be non-commercial

A few months ago, I posted this, about a network of non-commercial FM stations which asked the FCC for permission to air commercials. The network claimed poverty -- inability to land grants and contributions necessary to fund their operation. And the FCC denied them, noting that the Communications Act (which can only be waived by Congress) prohibits the airing of commercials on non-commercial stations.

Network of Glory has now sold the stations. The buyer is American Family Radio, one of the largest (if not the largest) group owners of non-commercial religious stations.

Again, the five stations in question are:

KEJA-91.7 Cale, Ark.
WAKP-89.1 Smithboro, Ga.
KEIS-90.3 York, Nebr.
KJOG-91.1 Cleveland, Okla.
WGBQ-91.9 Lynchburg, Tenn.


EDIT: I forgot to add a subject the first time around.....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How can religious station be seen as "non-commercial"?
They are nothing but one BIG commercial!