Ok my question is, is this station or was this station providing a service to the local community that it was serving.
What was WLMA's city-of-license? To have moved the tower location 10 miles, I am doubting the COL was Greenwood. If it was NOT Greenwood, then the answer to Gatekeeper is "no" the station was not serving its community as it was authorized.
Greenwood was the City of License. That's where the trouble started. Ron got locked out of the tower site so he put up a tower in Laurens County 10 miles away to stay on the air. He eventually moved it back to within a mile or so of the original site but it was too little too late. I still think with a good FCC attorney he could have straightened everything out with the commision and and gotten that license renewed. As for the "serving the community" issue. They did broadcast a lot of local programming and info. Some would argue that with WCRS-AM, WMTY-AM (I think WCZZ now), WMTY-FM (WZSN I think) and WZLA-FM in neighboring Abbeville (with a decent signal over Gwood) the community has more than enough without WLMA but I hate to see the little guys all disappear. I know as far as advertising budgets among local businesses in the lakelands there are still too many stations for anyone to really thrive. Putting all the bs aside boys it always comes down to billing enough to stay on the air!