• Qualcomm has been granted a construction permit to use the frequency of TV channel 55 for its MediaFLO technology, a “mediacast” service capable of delivering many channels of multimedia content to third-generation wireless phones. According to Qualcomm, which holds licenses for Channel 55 covering the entire nation, MediaFLO initially will provide up to fifteen live streaming video program channels, numerous video “clip cast” channels from which subscribers can choose video clips for viewing on-demand, and numerous audio channels. Qualcomm further states that MediaFLO will be available at “mass market” prices for most of the nation’s over 194 million mobile phone customers, and that it will spur the development of new content and new technologies. Click here to download FCC document (.pdf).
• CBS Broadcasting/WWJ-TV 62 Detroit was issued a $4,000 Notice of Apparent Liablity for admitted public file violations. Click here to download FCC document (.pdf).
• Cumulus applied to put WTWR FM 98.3 Luna Pier along with WXKR FM 94.5 Port Clinton, OH (both stations serve the Toledo, OH area) into a trust controlled by Stratus Radio, LLC which will in turn sell the stations to third parties in order to comply with federal ownership limits.
• W43CM Ch. 43 Pickford, a translator for FOX TV affiliate WFQX-TV 33 Cadillac, was granted its license. The station had been operating on channel 64 for a number of years under special temporary authority.