The Federal Communications Commission has revoked WSTA-FM's license because the station did not broadcast for more than a year.
"It's a matter of law," James Crutchfield, FCC spokesperson, said in Wednesday's Independent. "They couldn't meet our requirements, namely that they be on the air for 12 months."
A Dec. 8 letter from Linda Blair, chief of the FCC's Audio Services Division, to Ottley Communications, advised the company that its license expired in May.
Blair also said, "It is imperative to the safety of air navigation that (Ottley Communications) maintain the prescribed painting and illumination of its tower until it is dismantled."
Ottley Communications has 30 days to appeal the FCC ruling. Owner Athniel "Addie" Ottley told the Independent he intends to appeal.

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