|California's 5th Largest Public TV Station May be Scrapped for Wireless Spectrum|
by Tracy Rosenberg, Media Alliance
November 16th, 2012
At a Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday November 14th, the San Mateo Community College District, which operates 3 community colleges (Skyline College, Canada College and the College of San Mateo), discussed the fate of the noncommercial television license they have owned since 1964 - KCSM TV. KCSM's signal reaches 10 Bay Area counties and is broadcast on 60 municipal cable systems throughout the Bay Area.
|KCSM-TV Sale Postponed|
October 25th, 2012
On October 24th, the San Mateo Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to reject the final two bidders (of an original six) for the broadcast license for KCSM Television, bringing to an end an 18-month process by the District to try to sell the television broadcast license housed at the College of San Mateo since 1964.
|Sale of KCSM-TV still in limbo; District holds out on public information request|
American Federation of Teachers Advocate
September 30th, 2012
In May the District announced the upcoming sale of KSCM-TV, the noncommercial TV station it has owned and operated for 48 years. Their action was part of an epidemic of higher education institutions nationwide ridding themselves of educational TV and radio licenses. At that time, Media Alliance, a Bay Area public interest group that advocates for press freedom and media access and accountability, filed a public information request to make the list of bidders public.
|Petition Filed to Halt Sale of WRVU|
Nashville, TN – July 5, 2012 – Attorneys Michael Couzens and Alan Korn, acting on behalf of WRVU Friends & Family, have filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny the renewal of license for the Vanderbilt University radio station WRVU Nashville.
|What's Left of the Dial|
by Steve Haruch, Nashville Scene
For a surreal stretch of hours last June, a radio tuned to 91.1 FM in Nashville did nothing but emit bottomless, hissing static. The erstwhile WRVU, which for decades beamed out an engaging, erratic mishmash of everything from punk rock to country classics, jump blues to hip-hop, had been sold to local NPR affiliate WPLN, its signal cut off abruptly.
|Questioning the KCSM Sale|
by Tracy Rosenberg, The Advocate - AFT Local 1493
February 17th, 2012
As part of an epidemic of higher education institutions ridding themselves of educational television and radio licenses, the San Mateo Community College District has announced the upcoming sale of KSCM-TV, although not (yet) KSCM-FM, the district’s jazz radio station. Bids were due on February 14th to the District’s Board of Trustees.
|Public TV For Sale|
by Tracy Rosenberg, San Francisco Bay Guardian
February 4th, 2012
The San Mateo Community College District Board of Trustees has announced the upcoming sale of its independent public television station, KCSM-TV. Some potential new owners are cause for alarm.
|AT&T / T-Mobile Merger Bites the Dust
Washington DC - Signaling the tail end of a regulatory process that hasn't been going AT&T's way for some time, the telecom giant made formal the abandonment of plans to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telecom.
|FCC Comes Out Against AT&T Takeover|
by Media Action Grassroots Network, Pitchengine
On November 22nd, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski released a draft order recommending AT&T and T-Mobile appear at a hearing in front of an administrative judge before the $39 billion deal between the two corporate giants goes through.