Two More Florida FM Pirates Face Proposed FCC Fines
February 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM (PT)
The FCC has proposed fines against two more FLORIDA pirate FM operators.
The Commission has proposed a $25,000 fine against WHISLER FLEURINOR for running an unlicensed station on 99.5 FM in FORT LAUDERDALE. The fine, higher than the standard $10,000 pirate fine, was because the offense was a repeat violation; FLEURINOR had been fined $20,000 in 2011 for the same offense, reduced to $500 for inability to pay, and the repeat offense, the Commission said, showed "not only the egregiousness of the violations here, but also (FLEURINOR's) deliberate disregard for the Act and Commission’s rules."
The Commission also proposed a $20,000 fine against ROBENS CHERIZA for operating an unlicensed station at 107.3 FM in WEST PALM BEACH that the Commission said interfered with PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT's control tower frequencies. CHERIZA confirmed to FCC agents that he had broadcast a party live from his house on APRIL 1, 2011, as observed by the FCC.
In addition, The FCC has proposed an $8,000 fine against ROSENDO CASAREZ, JR. for EAS violations at Oldies KCRX-A/ROSWELL, NM. A JUNE 2011 inspection showed that the station's EAS equipment was not installed or operational.