It should come as little or no surprise to most that Keymarket Licenses, LLC has chosen to turn in the license for WSTV-AM (1340) in Steubenville, Ohio. The station went dark last December following a property dispute with the current owners of the land on which the towers sit. The land is adjacent to the studios and transmitter site for WTOV-TV (9) and WOGH-FM (103.5), both of which carried the WSTV calls at one time.
In a letter to the Commission dated November 19, it states: “WSTV has been off the air and silent since December 4, 2011 and currently has silent authority under BLSTA-20111213ACE. The station will not return to the air in the future.”
This is not the first license Keymarket has turned in this year. Ironically they turned in the license for WBGI-AM (also 1340) Connellsville and WASP-AM (1130) Brownsville.