Think that the CMA Petition To Deny is finished? Think again.

Posted by Mitchell - July 15, 2007 (entry 556)

Friday the 13th was lucky for CMA in one respect; we officially brought back to life our petition to deny against nine Chicago-area TV stations.

In the time that the FCC took (almost a year and a half) to consider the orginal CMA petition to deny, additional evidence relevant to the petition (for both Chicago and Milwaukee stations) came to light which was not considered by the FCC, but which could impact the trajectory of the petition. As a result, a formal reconsideration to the rejection has been submitted to the FCC. You can read the reconsideration here (PDF format).

The drill is similar to the initial petition; they get two weeks to respond, we get a week to respond back, then we wait a while for the FCC to deliver its verdict.

Stay tuned to for further developments.

Coverage: Chicago Sun-Times

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