According to the law firm of Putbrese, Hunsaker, & Trent, P.C. in Woodstock, Virginia, WTKD-AM (1480) in Mobile was broadcasting temporarily from Friday, August 16th, until Monday, August 19th, in order for its broadcast license to be protected from the possibility of expiring on December 12th, or one year after it stopped broadcasting originally due to a problem with its source of programming, Omni Broadcasting (the law firm represented the owners of the station, WABB-AM, Inc., including its president Judith Dittman).
The law firm notified the Federal Communications Commission (the FCC) about the station resuming broadcast operations through a form filed on Friday, August 23rd, and about the station discontinuing broadcast operations due to financial reasons through an application dated Wednesday, August 28th, that also requested special authorization for the station to remain silent for 180 days while the holders of the broadcast license for the station (WABB-AM, Inc.) would seek a potential buyer for the station or a potential partner to program the station as part as a time-brokerage deal (the original authorization for the station to remain silent lasted 180 days, from Thursday, March 7th until Tuesday, September 3rd).
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