A pair of Mississippi signals have had their licenses revoked after a competitor claimed that the stations were not operating within legal parameters.
In April 2020, Delta Radio Network owner Larry Fuss submitted informal objections against the license renewals for Donald Pugh’s Eternity Media Group’s 99.5 WETX Vardaman and 1540 WKXG Greenwood MS. In his objections Fuss noted that WETX was never built, but filed for a license to cover in 2017 and a renewal in 2020, while WKXG was not utilizing the longwire antenna specified in its active STA, but rather by “taking turns” on the tower of Christian Broadcasting of Greenwood’s 1240 WGRM Greenwood or not operating at all.
After inquiries to show proof of legal operation at either station went unanswered, the FCC has cancelled both licenses for failing to operate within 365 days at legal parameters without a legal STA.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2021-10-24)