Alaska Noncomm Goes Silent
August 29, 2012 at 4:43 AM (PT)
KASILOF PUBLIC BROADCASTING noncommercial Variety KWJG/KASILOF, AK has gone silent.
In a message posted on the station's website, GM BILL GLYNN blames the silence on being "in the way," saying that the station has "long been a thorn in the State's side by doing what it has claimed can't be done. Namely, operating Public Radio without Government support. We have also been vocal about our belief that the State is unlawfully competing with the private sector and in violation of the U.S. Constitution as well."
GLYNN complains that KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING, INC. noncommercial NPR affiliate KBBI-A/HOMER, AK wants to build an FM station in KASILOF and that a Notice of Violation from the FCC against KWJG was motivated by the ALASKA PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION asking the FCC "to find reasons to issue the Notice of Violation. This Notice will ultimately result in a substantial fine putting us out of business."