San Diego low power FM applications were among the 245 nationwide that REC Networks, a local broadcast advocacy group, filed informal objections with the FCC against. REC Networks said the applications were all filed with Antonio Cesar Guel as the technical contact. Guel is president of the Hispanic Christian Community Network, an organization that currently owns over 40 LPTV stations across the country. REC Networks alleges that this mass filing attempts to circumvent the FCC’s intention to give licenses to locally-based groups, and more seriously, that Guel’s applications falsify some information.
In the San Diego area, Guel’s applications include:
- BNPL-20131112ADZ, Chula Vista Community Radio, 101.1 MHz
- BNPL-20131112ALR, San Diego Community Radio, 103.3 MHz
- BNPL-20131112ALT, San Isidro Community Radio, Chula Vista, 93.7 MHz
- BNPL-20131114BNE, Libertando Los Cautivos Prisons Ministries, San Ysidro, 95.3 MHz
In the 2000 and 2001 LPFM application windows, REC Networks filed informal objections to Guel applications, which were subsequently dismissed.