WASHINGTON, DC—Communications Daily spoke with Womble Bond Dickinson attorney John Garziglia about an upcoming FCC hearing into allegations that a St. Louis radio licensee misrepresented its ownership in FCC applications.

According to Communications Daily, the FCC is investigating claims that Entertainment Media Trust, which controls four AM stations in the St. Louis area, was created and funded by a convicted felon – information which allegedly was not disclosed on the station FCC applications.

Considered alongside the Sinclair HDO, Wednesday’s order seems to suggest the FCC is more willing to challenge alleged misrepresentations and designate issues for hearing than it has been in the past,” Garziglia tells Communications Daily.

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John Garziglia represents radio and television broadcasters, offering personalized assistance in all areas of communications and telecommunications law including transactional and contract negotiations for broadcast station mergers and acquisitions, the securing of financing, governmental auctions of new frequencies, license renewals, new stations applications, facility changes, facility upgrades, licensing, and compliance with FCC rules, regulations and policies.