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License revocations

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ftballfan
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License revocations

Post by ftballfan » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:46 pm

With the discussion going on over on the Northern Michigan board over some actions that could lead to a license or several licenses getting deleted, I figured it was time to bring up James McCluskey. He had CPs for a few full-power noncommercial FMs (mostly licensed for 1kW or less) and a boat load of translators all around the state. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, he had all of his licenses and CPs cancelled due to lack of candor. For example, he built stations at sites other than their licensed or permitted sites without STAs.

2009: https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/ ... r_id=14601
2012: https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/ ... r_id=34383

Outside of Michigan, Mike Rice had several licenses cancelled due to lack of candor regarding his criminal history (he was a convicted felon) and Brian Dodge has had several licenses cancelled in New England for hiding under various shell companies to get around the multiple ownership rule.
Dodge, 1997: https://www.bostonradio.org/dodge-complaint.html
Dodge, 2016: http://www.insideradio.com/free/fcc-app ... 7543b.html
Dodge, 2017: https://www.fybush.com/nerw-20170814/



kc8yqq
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Re: License revocations

Post by kc8yqq » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:56 pm

I'm not sure if all of the McCluskey stations made it to the air. Interesting W209BR 89.7 Columbia Township is not mentioned. If I recall correctly, it was a translator for WAQQ.

WJKQ's transmitter was located in a barn behind an old farmhouse, not quite where it was supposed to be at.

WJCQ, I can't recall if that one made it to the air.



ftballfan
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Re: License revocations

Post by ftballfan » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:02 pm

McCluskey had a CP for a 93.3 translator in Manistee that I don't think ever made it on the air. Speaking of 93.3, it can be considered a cursed frequency of sorts as recently there was a full power CP in Onekama that never made it onto the air (and likely never really had plans to as it never was assigned a call sign)



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