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Mr. Brian A. Dodge

Wrong Brian A. Dodge?

Owner

Phone: (518) ***-****  HQ Phone
WHAZ
30 Park Avenue
Cohoes, New York 12047
United States

Company Description: WHAZ has been on the air for 84 years! One of the nations oldest radio stations and one of a handful still using its original call letters from 1922, we are WHAZ....   more
Background

Employment History

  • Position, Partnership
    WHAZ
  • Principal
    Harvest Broadcasting Association
  • Proposed Translator
    Harvest Broadcasting Association
  • Owner
    WMYY-FM
  • Religious Translator Operator
Web References
North East RadioWatch: July 17, 1997
www.bostonradio.org, 17 July 1997 [cached]
Brian Dodge has applied for renewal for his network of translators across northern New England, but he may not have anything to carry on them. Capital Media Corporation, the owner of WHAZ (1330 Troy) and WMYY-FM (97.3 Schoharie NY), has sent Dodge a letter informing him that his permission to rebroadcast WMYY on his translators is being revoked at month's end.
The Brian Dodge Complaint
www.bostonradio.org, 17 June 1997 [cached]
Transmitted herewith on behalf of Carter Broadcasting Gorporation are an original and four copies of a Complaint and Request for Investigation which is being filed with respect to Brian A. Dodge and Harvest Broadcasting Association.
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Brian A. Dodge
Harvest Broadcasting Association
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Carter Broadcasting Corporation ("Carter Broadcasting"), through counsel, hereby requests that the Commission commence an investigation of the activities of Harvest Broadcasting Association ("HBA") and HBA principal Brian A. Dodge to determine the fitness of HBA and Mr. Dodge to be Commission licensees.
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Carter Broadcasting Corporation ("Carter Broadcasting"), through counsel, hereby requests that the Commission commence an investigation of the activities of Harvest Broadcasting Association ("HBA") and HBA principal Brian A. Dodge to determine the fitness of HBA and Mr. Dodge to be Commission licensees.
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As will be shown below, Brian Dodge, operating through the sham entity known as Harvest Broadcasting Association, has routinely and flagrantly violated the Commission's rules. In particular, Mr. Dodge has (1) engaged in unauthorized transfers of control, (2) operated a translator station in a manner inconsistent in almost every particular with the terms of that station's authorization, and (3) violated Section 74.1232 of the Commission's rules by operating a chain of translator stations in the name of "LOVE Radio" that rebroadcasts the signals of Albany, New York area stations far beyond the 1 mV/m contour of those stations while maintaining a business relationship with those stations. The conclusion is inescapable that Mr. Dodge and HBA have no regard for the Commission's rules and have adopted a course of conduct that evidences a contempt for the Commission's processes and the rule of law.
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The Commission no longer has any choice but to cease its toleration of Mr. Dodge's activities. It must institute an investigation of those activities and commence the proceedings necessary to revoke the authorizations that have been issued to HBA and Brian Dodge and to impose a substantial forfeiture on both HBA and Mr. Dodge.
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II. The Chimerical World of Brian Dodge.
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It is thus apparent that We Trust in Jesus Broadcasting, Inc., Harvest Broadcasting and Harvest Broadcasting Association are mere alter egos for Brian A. Dodge. Despite this fact, HBA has consistently misled the Commission by failing to disclose that Mr. Dodge is the real party in interest behind HBA.
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According to the re-registration application filed with the New Hampshire Department of State on May 24, 1995, the trade name is owned by Brian Dodge and WTIJ Broadcasting.
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Its March 24, 1997 newsletter describes Brian Dodge as being "our founder" and the person behind LOVE Radio. 44
Recently, LOVE Radio moved its headquarters. The March 24, 1997 LOVE Radio newsletter reflects an address of P.O. Box 2401, Brattleboro, Vermont. As can be seen from the "Application for Addition to Checklist" that is attached hereto as Exhibit HH 45, Brian Dodge uses that post office box as his mailing address and he has advised the town of Brattleboro that his principal dwelling place is at 93 Landmark Drive, Brattleboro, Vermont. Although HBA has not informed the Commission of a change in its mailing address, the Petition to Deny filed with the Commission by HBA with respect to one of the Cardwell translator applications recited a mailing address for HBA of 93 Landmark Drive in Brattleboro, the very same address as Brian Dodge's.
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Mr. Dodge has ample reason to hide his involvement in HBA.
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First, Mr. Dodge is a convicted felon, having been convicted by the State of Vermont as the result of an automobile accident in which a person was killed. A copy of that conviction as supplied by the court is attached hereto as Exhibit II. That conviction was affirmed on appeal in State v. Dodge, 567 A.2d 1143 (VT 1989). Second, Mr. Dodge has outstanding character issues against him as a result of his failure to provide the Commission with accurate and updated information concerning his broadcast interests. See Laqueth Fleming, 3 FCC Rcd. 3712, 3714 (1988). Third, certain of Mr. Dodge's activities are currently under investigation by the Commission. See Rothschild Broadcasting, Inc. , 10 FCC Rcd. 7226, 7227n.6 (1995). Each of these three matters could easily lead to the disqualification of any entity in which Mr. Dodge is involved. Even if they can each be explained away, however, their mere existence would subject any application in which Mr. Dodge has an ownership interest to petitions to deny and, even if such petitions were not filed, would result in a delay in processing such applications while the Commission addressed these various issues.
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Mr. Dodge's execution of applications on behalf of HBA, Mr. Dodge's representations to the State of New Hampshire with respect to his ownership of the trade name "Harvest Broadcasting Association", the commonality of addresses used by HBA, Brian Dodge and LOVE Radio, the fact that Mr. Dodge's LOVE Radio provides programming over several of the HBA translators and Mr. Dodge's involvement in HBA's Petition to Deny and related pleadings with respect to the Cardwell translators all conclusively demonstrate that Brian Dodge is the real party in interest behind HBA.
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Mr. Dodge's execution of applications on behalf of HBA, Mr. Dodge's representations to the State of New Hampshire with respect to his ownership of the trade name "Harvest Broadcasting Association", the commonality of addresses used by HBA, Brian Dodge and LOVE Radio, the fact that Mr. Dodge's LOVE Radio provides programming over several of the HBA translators and Mr. Dodge's involvement in HBA's Petition to Deny and related pleadings with respect to the Cardwell translators all conclusively demonstrate that Brian Dodge is the real party in interest behind HBA.
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Mr. Dodge's execution of applications on behalf of HBA, Mr. Dodge's representations to the State of New Hampshire with respect to his ownership of the trade name "Harvest Broadcasting Association", the commonality of addresses used by HBA, Brian Dodge and LOVE Radio, the fact that Mr. Dodge's LOVE Radio provides programming over several of the HBA translators and Mr. Dodge's involvement in HBA's Petition to Deny and related pleadings with respect to the Cardwell translators all conclusively demonstrate that Brian Dodge is the real party in interest behind HBA.
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As a result, the Commission should commence an investigation to determine whether HBA and Mr. Dodge hold the requisite qualifications to be Commission licensees.
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The FCC's records, however, disclose that no translator has been licensed to Brian Dodge, LOVE Radio or HBA in the Westfield/Springfield area on 92.1 MHz.
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Although the translator application was filed in the name of Mr. Kenny, the engineering portion of that application was prepared by Brian Dodge.
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Thus, once again, a situation arises where Mr. Dodge is instrumental in the preparation of a translator application, LOVE Radio claims that it is "our" translator and LOVE Radio programs that translator.
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It should be noted, however, that the biography of Brian Dodge distributed by LOVE Radio recites that Mr. Dodge at one point was instrumental in establishing radio facilities in a number of Mid-Western States, including Missouri. 47 While the connection between Mr. Dodge and Mr. Kenny is somewhat unclear, the fact is that Mr. Dodge, quite literally, has left his fingerprints all over the Westfield translator. 47 While the connection between Mr. Dodge and Mr. Kenny is somewhat unclear, the fact is that Mr. Dodge, quite literally, has left his fingerprints all over the Westfield translator.
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Mr. Dodge thus prepared the application for the Westfield translator, supplies the programming for the Westfield translator, and is the person who is in charge of its continued operation. That Mr. Dodge has taken over control of the translator (if indeed, he did not have control from the beginning) is now clear. Nevertheless, no assignment or transfer application was ever filed with respect to the Westfield translator. Under such circumstances, it is clear that Brian Dodge and LOVE Radio have been involved in an unauthorized transfer of control of the Westfield translator.
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Those pictures reveal not only the note in Mr. Dodge's handwriting that is referenced above, but also the model number of the transmitter and the meter reading.
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Brian Dodge and LOVE Radio not only took over
North East RadioWatch: March 28, 1997
www.bostonradio.org, 28 Mar 1997 [cached]
Meantime, the folks at WPVQ (93.9) Turners Falls MA are fighting a petition to deny filed by Harvest Broadcasting Association against their proposed translator in South Hadley MA. Harvest is owned by Brian Dodge, who's developed a bit of an FCC track record for operating "outside the lines," including his 1995 activation of WRUT (107.5 West Rutland VT) long after said CP had expired.
The Archives @ BostonRadio.org: Other Radio Resources
www.bostonradio.org, 1 Mar 2006 [cached]
The full text of Carter Broadcasting's complaint against religious translator operator Brian Dodge
And there's apparently another silent ...
www.fybush.com, 12 July 2010 [cached]
And there's apparently another silent religious station in the Granite State: in addition to WLMW (90.7 Manchester), which quietly vanished a few weeks back, we're told Brian Dodge's WWNH (1340 Madbury) has been off the air for a while now.
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