A Philly LPTV’s Ownership Fight Isn’t A Court Bout


In the eyes of the FCC, it is a licensed low-power television station on digital channel 21 with a signal contour that places an over-the-air signal over greater Philadelphia and nearby Trenton, N.J., but not Wilmington, Del., to the south. However, the facility remains on its pre-spectrum auction facility of channel 48 “due to long pending matters at the FCC” — and, in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Those “long pending matters” were first brought to the attention of RBR+TVBR readers in July 2022, as recent history of WEFG-LD in Philadelphia was shared. Straight out of a soap opera script, tales of e-mail scams and claims of extortion came to light. The Pennsylvania Court got involved because the entity that through its legal counsel, Lilburn, Ga.-based Jeffrey Timmons, believes is the rightful licensee of WEFG-LD wanted the judicial body to declare it the true owner.

On Thursday, a judgment came, and Timmons and his client will now need to focus their fight on 45 L Street NE in Washington, D.C.

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