Mar 24, 2006

See Chicago Public Radio's Torey Malatia get all Glengarry Glen Ross at his station's pledge drive. Also, the station is offering a This American Life 100th Anniversary mug as a premium (that's right, 100th anniversary).
The San Mateo County Community College District will appeal the $15,000 indecency fine the FCC levied against KCSM-TV for naughty words uttered in an March 2004 installment of PBS doc, The Blues. KCSM was notifed of the commission's decision last week. Washington, D.C.-based law firm Morrison and Foerster will represent the district on a pro bono basis.
The University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., has taken its public radio station off the market. The university was not satisfied with the proposals it received for KUOP-FM but will put the station back on the market within a year. Capital Public Radio in Sacramento will continue to operate the station.
The Columbia Journalism Review looks at the case of Clark Parrish, a religious broadcaster whose companies snapped up hundreds of FM translators from the FCC a few years ago only to turn around and sell them. "Based on the average sale price for one of their translators, their remaining spectrum holdings, which the FCC granted free, could be worth as much as $8.7 million," CJR says. (Earlier coverage in Current.)