Ok Kevin, reply or not. Your right, I might not know all of the facts of your pending sale. But there are a couple of things that confuse me. Here is my list:
1. In your first comment within this thread, you announce that you sold the radio stations. Here, let me refresh your memory:
"I have sold the radio stations to a small radio group and is waiting for the F.C.C to approve the sale. However, there are individuals trying to fight the sale and the license transfere with the FCC in Washington, so Im not sure what will happen or what Im going to do. The Big transitters on government hill have been turned off and will not get turned back on until the sale has been approved. However I've got the equipment to turn it on in town so we could cover about a 20 mile radius around Miles City, just not sure right now what I want to do."
Now that MORE than implies that a transaction has taken place and that your are just awaiting some sort of resolution between the buyers, the FCC, and a third party. However, you end your statement with the following:
"If you know any buyers, call me! Now you have it from the horses mouth."
If you had already sold the stations, why would you need a buyer?
2. You mention a sheriff's sale. Here is your quote:
"Yes there was a sheriff's sale to protect the the person who has the contract for deed."
I by no means am an attorney, but a sheriffs sale is only conducted for one reason, and that is as a last ditch effort to recover monies owed to the county, NOT to private party.
Now, you question my business savvy. Let me clear that up. I think I would be correct in assuming that the "small radio group" you have tentavily sold your stations to are not the same people you origionally purchased them from to begin with. And considering you still owe them money and/or have let the contract go back to them, they are the party protesting the transfer of the license. And the reason they are protesting the transfer of the license is because they feel they should retain possession of that license, correct? I believe we have both stated that a license is needed to broadcast, correct? However, once you own the license, you have very well got the bull by the horns so to speak. Therefore, once a party has the license, no matter where you "set up shop" you are in business. Now, yes, it might be a major investment to put up new studios, offices, towers, transmitters, so on and so forth, but it is possible.
As for the value of your stations, I doubt that if you sold them for as much as you say you did, doubling your money and paying off the origional contract, which you implied by stating you owed $400,000 and change (your number changed throughout the thread) and you sold the stations for $850,000, therefore clearing about $400,000 and change, that the contract is in fact paid and the contract is clear. Then why is he (if in fact it is the origional owner) protesting the transfer of the license? Why would he have to protect his investment by purchasing his own property at the sheriff's sale? Wouldn't he already own it? Something not quite right about that. Do fill us in.
As for your illegally broadcasting your signal within Miles City. You say you have sold your stations. You don't have a transmitter. You don't have a tower. You are broadcasting your signal off of your FM exciter. I'm not sure, but the license doesn't seem to cover that.
In response to your accusation about me having a beef with you, no, not exactly. My beef is with the lies and half truths posted during this thread. I hope we in Miles City get those radio stations back. I know that they will be great, they were great to begin with. I have met several of your employees, and they ARE great people. I just wish that they could have been treated better. Your employees deserved to get paid what they are owed, as do all of us that work for a living. Your alleged money and payroll problems are between you, them, and if there is a problem, the state. I have listened to stations when they are on the air, and I highly doubt that the majority of them didn't pay their bills with you for no good reason, if they in fact did recieve from you what they intended to purchase.
Kevin, you state that you are here busting your butt to serve the people of Miles City. Don't lie to us, we are smarter than you are obviously giving us credit for.