Originally Posted by OTAhead
You would think so wouldn't you??? Yet, there were LP apps that floated around for our area for 10 years, and still were not granted or dismissed. Then, the FCC mandated that all new apps for LPs be re-submitted as digital apps...
Another case of "our government at work for you...." I guess.
It just occurred to me - don't know why it didn't sooner - but KCFG is within the border zone, and is looking to move closer to the border on a VHF signal. The delay might not be the FCC; it could be Mexican authorities, who are notoriously slow at approving channel changes and power increases in the border zone, even if there are no co-channel or adjacent channel stations nearby.
It used to be that the FCC issued the CP, then attempted to get Mexican concurrence. In the case of KBFY-LP Yuma, Mexican officials rejected their request to change channels just weeks before the CP was to expire. I've noticed now that the FCC doesn't issue the CP until Mexican concurrence is secured, although they will occasionally allow a station to operate via STA, as KPDF-CD Phoenix does.
Not sure if that is
the reason for the delay, but it wouldn't be the first time.