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FCC Should Yank Licenses of Wisconsin Radio Stations

National Media Watchdog Files FCC Legal Challenge to Pull Radio Licenses of WISN-AM and WTMJ-AM

By - Nov 19th, 2012 05:09 pm

A national media watchdog said it has filed official legal challenges with the Federal Communications Commission to deny radio licenses to Clear Channel’s WISN-AM and Journal Communications‘ WTMJ-AM – in large part because of the hotly-contested Scott Walker Recall Campaign.

Details will be provided at a NEWS CONFERENCE on TUESDAY (Nov. 20) at 9:30 a.m. in front of WTMJ, 720 East Capitol Drive, in Milwaukee. Randy Bryce and members of Media Action Center (MAC) of Wisconsin will participate.

These legal challenges – unlike citizen petitions – can deny the stations’ right to broadcast to the greater community of Milwaukee, including Rep. Paul Ryan‘s district.

The FCC is expected to rule on the case by Dec. 1.

MAC will confirm at the news briefing that its decision to go to the FCC is based on a study during the Scott Walker Recall campaign that revealed WISN and WTMJ gave supporters of Gov. Walker an estimated $1 million in free airtime, while refusing any access to supporters of the other side, in a clear violation of federal law.

“The behavior of WISN and WTMJ shows clear political intent, which violates FCC rules, as well as a lack of character to hold a broadcasting license. The FCC must not renew those licenses and should award them to new operators,” said MAC director Sue Wilson in advance of the news conference.

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