Seller Richard French operates independent WRNN serving Westchester County, N.Y. Buyer Richard Bogner plans to experiment with using the station for cell phone and broadband access service.
Richard French, owner-operator independent WRNN New York, is selling a low-power companion station licensed to Nyack, N.Y., to Richard Bogner, of Roslyn, N.Y., for a share of the any revenues that the station may generate, according to an FCC filing seeking approval of the deal.
French’s WRNN, is an independent station licensed Kingston, N.Y., in Westchester County, north of New York City. It offers a mix of syndicated shows, home shopping and public affairs.
Richard Bogner was the owners of the now-defunct Bogner Broadcast Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of broadcast RF gear.
Bogner told TVNewsCheck he plans to experiment with using the low-power station for cell phone and broadband Internet access services. In so doing, he said, he plans to move the station to Long Island and change the channel from analog 57 to digital 28.
According to the filing, Bogner is obliged to share with French “a sum equal to one-third of all gross revenues … less documented operating expenses (limited, but not limited to, utilities, insurance, equipment maintenance and repairs).