FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 7, Pages 5674 to 6652, May 23 - June 15, 2012 Page: 5,677
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including the PSOA, "comply fully with the Commission's rules and policies;"
and the certification by CPRN in Section m, Item 3b of the Application that the
agreements between USF and CPRN "comply fully with the Commission's rules
3. Section 73.503(c) of the Rules provides that:
A noncommercial educational FM broadcast station may
broadcast programs produced by, or at the expense of, or furnished by
persons other than the licensee, if no other consideration than the
furnishing of the program and the costs incidental to its production and
broadcast are received by the licensee. The payment of line charges by
another station network, or someone other than the licensee on a
noncommercial educational FM broadcast station, or general
contributions to the operating costs of a station, shall not be considered
as being prohibited by this paragraph.'
4. Under the terms of the PSOA, executed on January 12, 2011 (with an effective date of
January 18, 2011), USF agreed to make the Station's facilities available to air programming supplied by
CPRN "for up to 24 hours a day, seven days per week" for the term of the agreement." In consideration
for making Station airtime available to CPRN, the PSOA provides that CPRN will reimburse USF for any
expenses incurred in connection with delivering and broadcasting CPRN programming, including the cost
of broadband or other circuits used for delivery and reception of the programming, electrical power to the
transmitter site, regulatory fees, insurance rider, and telephone expenses incurred at the transmitter site.3
Additionally, CPRN agreed to pay USF: (1) $5,000 per month for the first 120 days during which the
PSOA is in effect; and (2) $7,000 per month for the remainder of the first year of the PSOA term."
Documentation provided by USF shows that USF collected over $38,000 in PSOA fees from CPRN, plus
nearly $10,000 in tower cost reimbursement, from January through July 2011. The PSOA fees were
ended by an amendment to the PSOA after the Bureau sent its Letter of Inquiry to USF and CPRN.
5. USF submitted a copy of the PSOA with the Application. In the Application, USF and
CPRN each certified affirmatively that the agreements between the parties, including the PSOA, "comply
fully with the Commission's rules and policies.'6 Since 1998, the Commission's policy on mass media
applications has been that it will rely on application certifications as to compliance with the
'47 C.F.R. 73.503(c).
2 PSOA, Section 2. The agreement is to terminate upon the earlier of: (1) consummation of the assignment; (2) 30
days following termination of the Asset Purchase Agreement; (3) the fifth anniversary of the PSOA's effective date
(subject to certain renewability provisions); (4) on April 1, 2011, if the effective date had not occurred; or (5) the
termination of the PSOA upon a specified default of either party. Id., Section 1.
3 PSOA, Exhibit C.
4 PSOA, Section 6. The payment was to increase for each ensuing year to a monthly amount equal to $7,000 plus
the greater of: 1) 5 %; and 2) the Consumer Price Index plus 2%. Id. CPRN would receive apro rata credit against
the compensation due for any portion of the time during which the Station did not broadcast CPRN's programming.
5 Declaration of Charles Cross, Vice-President for the Division of Business & Finance and Chief Financial Officer
of USF, dated July 27, 2011.
SApplication, Section II, Item 3c, and Section III, Item 3b.
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United States. Federal Communications Commission. FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 7, Pages 5674 to 6652, May 23 - June 15, 2012, book, June 2012; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc111171/m1/20/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.