FCC Proposes $25,000 Fine Against Pacific Empire Radio Corp. For Public File Violations
May 22, 2012 at 1:04 PM (PT)
The FCC has proposed a $25,000 fine against PACIFIC EMPIRE RADIO CORP. for public file rule violations at Talk KLBM-A and Classic Rock KUBQ (CLASSIC ROCK 98.7)/LA GRANDE, OR; Talk KBKR-A/BAKER, OR; and Oldies "BOOMER RADIO 95.9 AND 105.9" simulcast KKBC-F/BAKER, OR and KRJT/ELGIN, OR.
An inspection found that the stations' files did not contain quarterly issues/programs lists from the third quarter of 2008 through the second quarter of 2011. The fine was reduced from the statutory $10,000 per station due to a history of overall compliance with the rules and the likelihood that all the lists would have been similar due to the stations sharing a single market.