Greg Detscher tells Cartersville Patch he strongly denies the allegations contained in the Underwood's suit and plans to file a countersuit prior to the Sept. 18 hearing.
"I look forward to the truth coming out and getting back to running the business," Detscher said.
Last week, the Underwood's had no comment about the matter, although Brandi Underwood directed Patch to public records.
A battle's apparently been brewing at Cartersville's WYXC-1270 AM and now the small radio station's future is in question.
Former State Senate Majority Leader and current Georgia Public Broadcasting host Chip Rogers, who still owns the land and building on Highway 411, failed to notify the Federal Communications Commission and his employer of changes in control of the station, reports Atlanta Unfiltered. It could cost WYXC thousands if the FCC levies a fine.
WYXC re-aired in 2011, managed by previous partner and former Adairsville city councilman Tommy Young, following a lengthy stall caused by a "catastrophic equipment failure." Former partner Chuck Shiflett transferred his interest back to Rogers, after previously operating the station with Young.
In December 2012, Greg Detscher and John and Brandi Underwood partnered to manage WYXC via a lease agreement with Rogers' company. Young sold his interest in the station.
The Underwoods filed suit Aug. 28, alleging Detscher a week earlier had locked them and their employees out of the radio station, took property belonging to it, and assaulted an employee who went back to get his personal property, according to the court document, above.
Detscher was arrested Aug. 26 in connection with the alleged battery and on a charge of deposit account fraud, according to Bartow County Jail records. He had bought the WYXC operation Aug. 22, according to the lawsuit.
Bartow County Superior Court Judge Scott Smith signed Aug. 29 a restraining order that required Detscher to give control of the station back to the Underwoods until a Sept. 18 hearing, set for 9 a.m. in Courtroom B.
Meanwhile, activist are calling for Gov. Nathan Deal and GBP to fire Rogers from his Georgia Works initiative post, reports The Raw Story, in part because WYXC is a FOX News affiliate. Rogers reportedly also failed to notify GBP of his interest in the Cartersville station.
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