Chip Rogers runs afoul of FCC and GPB Rules

September 11, 2013 17:43 pm

by Stefan · 12 comments

Jim Walls has an excellent story up about Chip Rogers’s failure to update the FCC on his purchase of a Cartersville radio station, as well as failing to inform GPB of his ownership in the station. The full story can be read here, but here’s an excerpt:

FCC records show WYXC-AM in Cartersville is licensed to Clarion Communications Inc., which bought the station in 2006 from Rogers, who financed $190,000 of the deal. Ownership records from 2011, the most recent on file with the FCC, name Cartersville businessman Chuck Shiflett and former Adairsville City Councilman Tommy Young as equal partners in Clarion.

Shiflett, though, said in an interview that he transferred his half-interest back to Rogers in January 2012. And the station’s public file shows that Rogers signed papers turning over management of WYXC to Detscher and the Underwoods in December 2012.

 

Shiftlett reminded Rogers in an email months ago that he was supposed to update the FCC, but he still hasn’t done it.

Walls indicates Rogers also didn’t tell GPB of his ownership interest, which Walls indicates he is required to do under their rules for outside employment. Rogers will likely say that this isn’t outside employment because he isn’t an employee of WXYC, he’s the owner. WXYC is a Fox News affiliate and is actually a competitor to the GPB station in the area, so he actually is competing directly with his employer. I’ll let the implications of that sink in.

 

peachpundit (@peachpundit) September 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm

New post: Chip Rogers runs afoul of FCC and GPB Rules http://t.co/kf3dHECmt0 #gapol

Howard Roark September 11, 2013 at 6:14 pm

What a joke Chip Rogers is!

Deal will protect him from GPB.

saltycracker September 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Why ? Deal fulfilled his objective, now he can take the high road and stay out of it as GPB cuts the string. Just guessing….

Anyone But Chip September 12, 2013 at 10:44 am

GPB is stuck with him, and good riddance. Something tells me this is a case of mutually assured destruction. Chipster has something on Deal, Deal has something just slightly bigger on Chip and they agree to this cushy job until Deal’s done being Governor and Chipster’s recent issues are but a memory.

Except, when your slimy…it’s damned hard to get clean.

Thomas Adams (@GeorgiaCRE) September 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm

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xdog September 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I can’t be sure of the cartoon figure on Brandi Underwood’s t-shirt in the linked story but it could be Obama in overalls. That rascal.

Dave Bearse September 11, 2013 at 9:55 pm

You ought to have called it out by name as a Jim Walls story on Atlanta Unfiltered in the post.

Stefan September 11, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I don’t understand. Did I not?

“Jim Walls has an excellent story up about Chip Rogers’s failure to update the FCC on his purchase of a Cartersville radio station, as well as failing to inform GPB of his ownership in the station. The full story can be read here, but here’s an excerpt:”

Dave Bearse September 12, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Yep. Sorry for the mistaken suggestion. It’s not my first mistake and won’t be the last.

Charlie September 12, 2013 at 11:28 pm

The customary response is to regret the error and blame others.

Dave Bearse September 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I lacked the chutzpah considering the first two words of the post were “Jim Walls”

Jawgadude September 12, 2013 at 8:16 pm

If any of you Democrats want to have some fun, here’s the FCC form to file a complaint. This might grab $20k or $30k of the GPB money out of Chip’s pockets: https://esupport.fcc.gov/ccmsforms/form2000.action?form_type=2000E

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