Christian Broadcasting of Greenwood’s 1240 WGRM and 93.9 WGRM-FM Greenwood MS have been deleted after an investigation to allegations filed in a Petition to Deny to the station’s license renewal was filed by crosstown competitor Larry Fuss in 2020. Fuss alleged that the stations were silent for periods over 12 months which were not reported to the FCC, the stations operated sporadically failing to meet minimum operation requirements, had not complied with online public file requirements, and engaged in a premature transfer of control by giving control of the station to Donald Pugh’s Eternity Media Group with no license transfer completed with the FCC, CBG employees at the station, nor an LMA in place with Pugh.
After issuing a letter of inquiry in June 2021, the FCC found the response incomplete because Christian Broadcasting of Greenwood failed to provide requested EAS logs, leases, utility bills, employee payroll records, or personnel records for any part of the roughly five year requested time period. The records it was supplied with were found to be inadequate as they were unable to provide any evidence of either station’s operation in 2016.
Newport Broadcasting Company turned in the license of 1370 KTPA Prescott AR two days ahead of when its license would’ve expired for being silent for a year straight.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-02-06)