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    adrianrf

    First, one erratum.

    I wrote:

    The Petition should explicitly recite that the Petitioner is a regular listener of the station whose renewal application is being challenged and if the person resides within the primary service contour of the station in question.
    I meant to write:
    The Petition should explicitly recite that the Petitioner is a regular listener of the station whose renewal application is being challenged and that the person resides within the primary service contour of the station in question.
    Obviously, one should only make those assertions if they are true.

    An original of a Petition to Deny should be filed through the Office of the Secretary of the Commission, along with four copies.

    You are correct that a procedural error will bump a Petition to Deny down to an Informal Objection, but the FCC staff will still need to deal with the substance of the filing.

    People who live outside the primary service contour can still file Informal Objections.  Informal Objections should be so captioned.  They need not include Declarations supporting the factual allegations, but it certainly does not hurt to do so.  They can even be in the forms of letters.  Informal Objections should be served on the licensee when filed with the FCC.

    I agree that it is extremely unlikely that the FCC staff will deny a renewal application based on the station's carriage of the Rush Limbaugh program.

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