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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:08 pm 
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*blessings to TVNewsCheck*

Spartan TV LLC, licensee of MNT affiliate WHTV Lansing, Mich., is asking the agency to put a hold on the merger of Media General Inc. and New Young Broadcasting, pending certification that the shared services and joint sales agreements between Young's CBS affiliate, WLNS, and Sheldon Galloway's ABC affiliate, WLAJ, comply with FCC regulations.

Uh correct me if im wrong ..but doesnt SPARTAN TV LLC have an SSA/JSA with WLNS ???

Also i have read the complaint ..boy they got their history wrong as it pertains to the "Mothballing" of WLAJs newscast


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:30 pm 
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Still haven't seen the "OBJECTION" Steve. Maybe an article link would be possible?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:04 pm 
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http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520937069
actually, it looks like Spartan has filed three comments: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/proceeding/view?name=13-191
original Spartan filing from early August
followed by a Spartan signature page .... then
the opposition to the opposition filing from New Young .... then
Spartan's response to the opposition to the opposition


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:28 am 
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Speaking of WHTV....looks like they are finally at full power! Maybe folks in St Johns can lock in a signal now???


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:11 pm 
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Time to rotate the ol' HDView 360 up on that thar roof and see what I get.

UPDATE: No dice. 18 doesn't exist on the north end of the Mint City (at least not at Cal's house....your results may vary).

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:37 pm 
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Hmmmmm, supposed to be a mid-Michigan station. Got a confirmation from someone in Tecumseh, Ontario that they locked in WHTV....Hmmmmm


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:38 am 
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Hmmmmm, don't know what difference that makes, hmmmm, many stations in the Lansing market have been picked up very far away when the conditions are right, it's called skip, hmmmm, hope the Mounties don't show up..... :lol

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:29 pm 
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Dish Network has filed an objection to the merger. http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view?id=6017472748


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:26 pm 
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So much for that..... :smokin

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:40 pm 
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The Deal is Done.
Sorry Baxley, beat ya 2it.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:32 pm 
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What deal?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:51 pm 
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The FCC has blown off the complaints and approved the merger.

http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/7192 ... cially-one


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:15 pm 
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HD74 SALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLUTE!

now if they could just change that dang "Book Y" Young Broadcasting copyright credit with the MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS of lansing inc. lol


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:21 pm 
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""Book Y" Young Broadcasting copyright credit"
HAHAHAHA, seen it a million times, never saw it as a "Book Y", that's just funny.
Got a full size "Book Y" flag hanging in the barn, guess I'll need a new one.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:16 am 
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garyb wrote:
The FCC has blown off the complaints and approved the merger.

http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/7192 ... cially-one


They didn't wholly blow off the complaints. Spartan's complaint was deemed not to be applicable to the merger, but applicable to WLAJ's license renewal, though at most, I think WLAJ would get a fine. I don't see them getting a forfeiture.

From the order (available here: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Release ... 2140A1.txt)

In light of the issues raised by Spartan, we are concerned by the conduct of WLAJ(TV). Therefore, Video Division staff will examine, as part of WLAJ(TV)’s pending license renewal application,82 whether WLAJ(TV) has violated the main studio rule.83 The staff will then take action as is deemed appropriate.


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