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Initial Decision of Administrative Law Judge James F. Tierney, on issues concerning the Midcom and Nuance Corporations, May 14, 1980

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Creator:Federal Communications Commission
Title:Initial Decision of Administrative Law Judge James F. Tierney, on issues concerning the Midcom and Nuance Corporations, May 14, 1980
Date:1980 May 14, 2007
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65 pages

Sixty-five page decision considering construction permit applications submitted from competing broadcast companies Nuance Corporation and Midcom Corporation; the decision was delivered by administrative law judge James F. Tierney. Both companies sought a license to deliver programming format that would serve African Americans in the Columbia, South Carolina area. Nuance alleged that Midcom's survey of the Columbia community and its leaders was inadequate, that payola allegations against a principal of Midcom Corporation should disqualify Midcom as a station licensee; and that Midcom failed to faithfully represent creditor judgements about principals listed in its application. The decision includes information collected on behalf of each company that summarizes biographical information and civic involvement of its principals. Ultimately, it was decided that Midcom's plan promised greater diversity in programming to the Columbia community, and Midcom's license was granted by the Federal Communications Commission, while Nuance's was denied.

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Local identification number: pnd001

Types:Text
Subjects:Fields, Mark E. | Derrick, Charles | Newman, I. DeQuincey (Isaiah DeQuincey), 1911-1985 | Cook, G. Robert | Broadcasting--South Carolina--Columbia | Minorities in broadcasting--South Carolina--Columbia | Broadcasting--Law and legislation--South Carolina--Columbia | Columbia (S.C.)--Population | Civic leaders--South Carolina--Columbia | African Americans--South Carolina--Columbia | United States. Federal Communications Commission | Radio stations--South Carolina--Columbia | Surveys | Disc jockeys--South Carolina--Columbia | African American disc jockeys--South Carolina--Columbia | Businesspeople--South Carolina--Columbia | African American businesspeople--South Carolina--Columbia | Legal documents | Columbia (S.C.) | Richland County (S.C.)
Collection:Isaiah DeQuincey Newman, (1911-1985), Papers, 1929-2003
Institution:University of South Carolina University Libraries Digital Collections
Contributors:South Carolina Political Collections | University of South Carolina. Library. Digital Collections | Isaiah DeQuincey Newman Collection (University of South Carolina. Library. Digital Collections
Online Publisher:Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Library Digital Collections | 2008
Original Material:

Folder: Newman, Top., Midcom Corp., 1980, Isaiah DeQuincey Newman Papers, South Carolina Political Collections, The University of South Carolina Libraries

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Digital image copyright 2007, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact South Carolina Political Collections, USC, Columbia, SC 29208.

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Forms part of online collection: Isaiah De Quincey Newman (1911-1985) Papers, 1929-2003.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digital.tcl.sc.edu/u?/idn,1471