Radio Survivor: USF and CPRN Granted Request to Limit Scope of FCC Inquiry into Pending KUSF Sale

July 29, 2011 | by Jennifer Waits

Signage at KUSF in Exile (Photo: J. Waits)
Signage at KUSF in Exile (Photo: J. Waits)

University of San Francisco (USF) and Classical Public Radio Network (CPRN) are probably in the midst of scrambling to pull together documents for the FCC regarding the proposed sale of college radio station KUSF and the currently-in-place “Public Service Operating Agreement” (PSOA) which is allowing CPRN to air classical music station KDFC over the KUSF 90.3 FM airwaves.

Back on June 28 the FCC issued a Letter of Inquiry to USF and CPRN, requesting that they provide extensive documentation to the FCC within 30 days. With that 30-day deadline looming, USF sent a “Request for Modification of Letter of Inquiry” (PDF) to the FCC in a letter dated June 19. In that letter, USF’s lawyer Dawn Sciarrino asked to limit the amount of paperwork being sent to the FCC and requested a 2-day extension on the deadline. She wrote:

“…the University seeks [sic] provide the Commission with full disclosure of the information it requests for its inquiry, while not overburdening Commission resources with reams of irrelevant documents. As the Letter is focused on the terms of the Public Service Operating Agreement…and control of the Station under the PSOA, the University proposes that Item 9 of the Letter be revised as follows:

9(a) Provide a copy of all Documents from June 1, 2010, to present, to or from Rev. Stephen Privett concerning the proposed sale of the Station; and

9(b) Provide a copy of all Documents from June 1, 2010, to present, to or from Rev. Stephen Privett, Mr. Charles Cross, Donna Davis, Esq., and/or Mr. Stephen Runyon concerning the PSOA.”

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