In an application filed with the FCC on May 11, Roland Rusticus is selling 55% of WYGR, LLC, licensee of WYGR-AM and associated translator W235BN to partners Scott R. Pastoor and Eric A. Mills.
Pastoor is increasing his percentage of ownership from 35 to 55% for $123,000. Mills is buying 35% of the licensee for $213,000. Rusticus will retain 10%.
In other FCC actions, Family Life Broadcasting System has received approval for a minor change (directional antenna pattern) for translator W232CA (Detroit). The translator rebroadcasts co-owned WUFL-AM (Sterling Heights).
Not in Michigan:
The FCC has fined the operators of an unlicensed LPTV station $144,344.00 for operating without a license. The station was first licensed in 1990, renewed in 1993, but failed to renew in 1998. The FCC wrote to the licensee in 2004, inquiring if he had submitted a renewal request in 1998, but received no response. As a result, the FCC canceled the license. According to the FCC, the station conitnued to operate, ignoring repeated warnings that they were in violation of the law. Read more here.