LPTV Licenses Relinquished, Plus a Big Civil Penalty, For Winemiller


Of the many licensees of low-power television stations that have been actively trading properties of late, Lowcountry 34 Media has been more of the prominent ones.

The company led by Jeff Winemiller has most recently snapped up unbuilt LPTVs right before a construction deadline, donated a LPTV to an Indiana public television broadcaster, and spun off an Arkansas property to Weigel Broadcasting.

Now, Winemiller is writing a check to the U.S. Treasury. Why? He’s given the approval to a Consent Decree with the FCC to resolve a matter in which Lowcountry 34 was charged with abusing the Commission’s licensing process.

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