FCC dismisses 14 Guel-assisted applications that were subjects of inquiry

Today, the FCC has dismissed 14 LPFM applications that were prepared by Hispanic Christian Community Network headed by Antonio Cesar Guel. These applications were the subject of a Letter of Inquiry by the FCC back in February.

In the original Letter of Inquiry, the FCC seeked additional information about the parties to the application, site assurances and how the applications were prepared to determine if there was misrepresentation and/or lack of candor in the applications.

In today's letter to Guel, the FCC has "not determined whether any of the applicants have engaged in misrepresentation and/or lack of candor. However, based on the responses provided, the [Media] Bureau has determined that the Community Applications applicants made major ownership changes and/or did not have reasonable site assurance prior to their filing. The Bureau has also determined that the Centro Applications applicants did not have reasonable site suurance prior to their filing." As stated in the letter, various responses to the inquiry did not include declarations that the statements were made under penalty of perjury.

The applicants have 30 days to file Petitions for Reconsideration.

See an update on all pending Cesar Guel-assisted applications at the following URL: