REC is very closely watching a Table of Allotments case in Phoenix that can have a ripple effect and could impact the future of channels reserved for non-commercial use.
Just a full disclosure here, REC normally involves itself with radio issues however what we are going to talk about here is going to impact television.
In Phoenix, a Petition for Rulemaking has been filed jointly by NBC (GE)-Telemundo, licensee of KPHZ Channel 11 in the rural community of Holbrook and Community Television Educators, licensee of non-commercial educational station KDTP Channel *39 in Phoenix. KDTP runs Daystar Christian programming.
The joint petitioners are asking the FCC:
- To dereserve Channel *39 in Phoenix to allow for a commercial station (Telemundo) to use the channel