FCC Proposes Fine Against Noncomm For Public File Violations
May 3, 2012 at 8:36 AM (PT)
The FCC is proposing a $10,000 fine against TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE for public file violations at noncommercial WTXR (THE EAGLE 89.7)/TOCCOA FALLS, GA. The licensee admitted in its license renewal application that it was missing issues/programs lists from 2006 through 2012 in its file. The Commission renewed the station's license while issuing the fine.
The Commission also fined KM RADIO OF INDEPENDENCE, LLC $10,000 for EAS, tower lighting, public file, and power level violations at Sports KQMG-A and Classic Hits KQMG-F (BRITE 95.3)/INDEPENDENCE, IA. The FM was allegedly running over its licensed power, tower lights was not working execpt for one non-flashing red beacon, the public file had no issues/programs lists after 2001, and there were no logs showing EAS tests, with only one being done since 2010 and an attempt to send a test failing.
Also upheld was the $10,000 fine against TAYLOR BROADCASTING CO. for failure to maintain management and staff at the main studio of Gospel daytimer WJTB-A/ELYRIA, OH, and a $22,000 fine against R.J.'S LATE NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT CORP. for several violations at Class D noncommercial Urban Oldies-Talk WHPR-F/HIGHLAND PARK, MI, including moving its transmitter without authorization, no EAS equipment installed (although an unconnected EAS decoder was in a closet), and no public file.