Surrender: Randy Michaels’ Current Tune


On Aug. 3 RBR+TVBR reported that the FCC had adopted a hearing designation order pertaining to an FM radio station in north-central Michigan to determine whether the station’s license renewal application should be granted. The station has operated just one day a year since it was initially licensed in 2010, and is owned by Radioactive LLC, led by noted radio industry executive Randy Michaels. 

The very next day, his attorney notified the FCC that he won’t be participating in the hearing.

Why? It won’t be needed. Radioactive is surrendering the license for this ghost station.

A letter dated Aug. 4 sent to the Commission by Repp Law Firm attorney Melissa Repp officially serves as the submission confirming the surrender for cancellation of WRAX-FM 98.9 in Lake Isabella, Mich.

The station is licensed for 250 watts but has only been in operation for one day in late October or early November every year since 2010.

Repp did not expound on the reasons why the decision was made in her paragraph-long submission.

Michaels declined to comment on the matter when reached by RBR+TVBR on Aug. 3.