In late May, Cochise Media Licenses received a pair of Consent Decrees from the FCC resulting from “issues related to a chronic failure to serve the public interest.” Translation: Several Cochise stations were on the air for a handful of days, at most. The Consent Decree allowed short-term license renewal grants for a group of stations, and the donation of certain stations that Cochise would not retain — rather than an outright sale.
The first donation came Friday. More were codified on Monday via Form 314 filings with the Commission.
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