Tribal Association Files Objection to 89.9 NCE App

The Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA) filed an Informal Objection with the FCC against the non-commercial application filed by the Center for Economic Justice (CEJ) for 89.9 MHz at Warner Springs, north of Romona. In the filing, SCTCA claims that CEJ…

  • is not a valid non-commercial entity under California state law
  • misidentifies the transmitter site
  • is not an established local applicant
  • technical representatives are linked to a prior canceled NCE license (DKUMI) for Ramona, the permittee of which had an unresolved character issue 
  • and the application has a “myriad of errors.”

SCTCA had filed its own application for the same NCE channel, so is considered to be a mutually exclusive applicant for 89.9 MHz covering the region of San Diego County near Warner Springs. At this stage, typically the competing applicant, CEJ, would respond to the objection to help the FCC decide on the merits of the two applicants toward awarding a construction permit for the new FM station.