FCC Affirms AM’s Death, After Owner’s Death


Until his death on January 25, 2011, Frank Rackley Jr. was the licensee of WNBN-AM in Meridian, Miss.

While he did have his troubles with the FCC regarding the station’s operation, this station’s problems escalated more than a year after his passing. That’s because disclosure to the Commission of Rackley’s passing was botched, resulting in the cancellation of the stations license.

Two individuals now in control of WNBN contested the FCC Media Bureau decision. But, they’ve lost another round in their quest to get the deleted AM back on the air.

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