Steven Broeckaert, Senior Deputy Chief, Policy Division, Media Bureau, has denied a complaint filed 9/20 by Bellizzi Broadcasting Network against Comcast for refusing to air its WEYW-LP 19, Key West, in Monroe County, FL (Florida Keys). An opposition to the complaint was filed by Comcast 11/12, to which WEYW filed a reply. WEYW airs the Retro TV network, but interrupts it with 22 hours per week of locally produced shows highlighting the Florida Keys Lifestyle – boating and fishing shows, spear diving, cooking and local entertainment. The station also has a local news and information talk show which features local politicians, business owners and spokespersons from 501C-3 organizations promoting upcoming events and fundraisers. WEYW broadcasts from a studio and transmitter site in Key West.
Here’s why it was denied: