In September 2019, Monte Miller had his fill of repeated requests to delay the closing of a March 2019 transaction that would see the transfer of six full-power stations and two FM translators by Miller’s Rocking M Media to Allied Media Partners (AMP). “I took the stations off today,” he told RBR+TVBR at the time — a move that would negate a $6.2 million deal.
More than two years later, all but one of the two FM translators involved in that imploded deal are back in the news, as their license renewal applications were under Media Bureau review at the FCC. The Chief of the Audio Division has signed off on the renewals, along with the sale of one of the full-powered FM properties. However, in order for it to happen, Rocking M entered into a Consent Decree and is making a contribution to the U.S. Treasury.