College Ponders Selling KSCM To Speculator

The San Mateo (Calif.) Community College District staff recommended accepting a proposal to sell its noncommercial KCSM, a public broadcasting station located on the campus of the College of San Mateo, to LocusPoint Networks, a spectrum speculator owned by private equity firm The Blackstone Group. The District Board will meet Wednesday to consider the staff’s recommendation.

Padden Heading Spectrum-Sellers Coalition

An anonymous group of broadcasters interested in selling their TV spectrum in the FCC’s incentive auction has founded the Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition and has tapped former Fox and Disney lobbyist Preston Padden to lead its efforts before the FCC as the commission writes rules for the auction.