FCC’s XRAY Re-Look Leaves Bustos With One Less Translator


PORTLAND, ORE. — On Dec. 12, 2017, Hispanic media veteran Amador Bustos filed an application for a construction permit for an FM translator in this city that would give one of his AMs a bit of “revitalization.”

The FCC set a deadline for petitions to deny. No party stepped forward, and the translator’s CP was approved. But, it turns out, there was a dissenting party — one that asserts couldn’t act by that due date because Bustos Media failed to provide local public notice of its application.

The Media Bureau shrugged its shoulders. The dissenting party moved forward with a Application for Review by the full Commission. The five Commissioners have now ruled on the matter. Bustos’s FM translator approval has been rescinded.

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