Why Lack of Candor May Doom WOOK

By on May, 26 2016 with Comments 0

FCCIt appears lack of candor may lead to WOOK(LP), Washington, DC not making it to air.

Washingtonian reports the FCC has revoked the station’s permit.

WOOK’s call letters had originally belonged to a former soul-formatted station in the district.

William Tucker had a permit to begin broadcasting; Radio One had originally protested the allocation and alleged the name of a convicted felon was left off the application submitted to the FCC.

Tucker then teamed up with non-profit Sincere Seven, which filed the application, and then Tucker would operate the station, according to the Washingtonian. But the deal makes Sincere Seven a “front” for Tucker, in violation of FCC rules.

That’s why the agency revoked WOOK’s permit May 10.

Sincere Seven plans to appeal, according to the account.

About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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