DMAS 1 & 4
Court Orders New V’s In NYC, Philly Markets
An appeals court ruling overturns an FCC decision, telling the commission to OK moving VHF allocations to Middletown Township, N.J., and Wilmington, Del.
JESSELL AT LARGE
Outfoxed, The FCC Changes Its Own Rules
After Bob McAllan found a loophole in the FCC’s rules and sought to move two stations from the Rocky Mountain area to the New York and Philadelphia markets, the commission turned him down and put two new channels up for auction there. He’s asking for a review so he can take the matter to court, but the FCC remains silent, scheduling the auction for February. He deserves his day in court.