FCC Proposes Fines Against Three Stations
February 14, 2012 at 11:48 AM (PT)
The FCC has proposed a $10,000 fine against CURRAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC. for public file violations at Classic Rock WPAM-A (THE PHOENIX 1450)/POTTSVILLE, PA. The station has also been ordered to submit a written statement under penalty of perjury stating that the station is now in compliance with the rule. At an AUGUST 10th, 2011 inspection, FCC agents found 20 issues/programs lists missing from the station's public file, and was told by the chief operator that the station does not keep such records.
The Commission has also proposed a $4,600 fine against HOPE BROADCASTING, INC., licensee of Religion daytimer WFGN-A/GAFFNEY, SC, for twice filing a late license renewal application and unauthorized operation of the station after the license expired. The fine was reduced from $10,000 due to financial hardship, although the Commission rejected the illness of the station co-owner as a mitigating factor.
And the FCC has proposed a fine of $10,000 against TAYLOR BROADCASTING CO. for failure to maintain management and staff at the main studio of Gospel daytimer WJTB-A/ELYRIA, OH. Agents attempting to enter the station for an inspection on MARCH 20, 2010 were turned away by a woman who pulled into the parking lot, identifying herself as "Ms. TAYLOR," and saying that the agents would need to call "Mr. TAYLOR" to arrange an inspection; the agents could not reach "Mr. TAYLOR."