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    Illegal Prophets? Man Accued Of Breaking Law To Spread Gospel

    <i>Clark Parrish says he's trying to spread the gospel. His critics say he's breaking the law to turn a quick buck. The conflict has become one of the oddest imbroglios the Federal Communications Commission has faced in recent years.

    Since 2003, Parrish, a radio engineer, and two partners have received FCC permits to build an eye-popping 1,026 "translator" radio stations nationwide. A translator rebroadcasts the signal of a full-power station to reach communities outside the station's normal service area.

    Parrish says he wants to retransmit non-profit Christian radio stations across the USA...

    But a coalition of religious and public-interest groups contends that Parrish's companies are illegally exploiting licenses by selling them almost as quickly as they acquire them. Though Parrish's companies got the permits free, they've sold or given away about 85 of them to other broadcasters, both religious and secular, for more than $800,000. And they've signaled plans to unload hundreds of other stations...</i> <A HREF="http://www.usatoday.com/money/media/2005-04-26-translators-usat_x.htm">Entire Story Here</A>
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