Got Something To Say About WWOR Ownership?


If you’ve been wanting to tell the FCC what you really think about its waiver granting Fox Television Stations ownership of two VHF stations in the Big Apple along with the nation’s most popular daily tabloid newspaper, now’s your chance.

Fox on Thursday (3/9) filed a request with the Commission to continue its joint ownership of WWOR-9 in Secaucus, N.J. and WNYW-5 in New York — and the New York Post.

Fox asks to be permitted to continue joint ownership of the three properties, and to preserve the status quo, until 90 days following resolution of the pending petition for reconsideration of the Commission’s August 2016 decision to retain the NBCO rule as part of the 2014 Quadrennial Review. At the end of that period, Fox will have to either comply with any rule then in effect or ask for a new waiver if needed.

This means the public can express their opinion to the commission on “MB Docket No. 07-260,” with comments due April 10. Oppositions are due April 25, and replies are due May 2.

FOX purchased WWOR-9 in 2001.