FCC Fines Two Alleged Miami Pirate FM Operators
May 16, 2013 at 11:45 AM (PT)
Two alleged MIAMI pirate radio operators have been fined by the FCC. BERNARD VEARGIS was hit with a $15,000 fine for operating an unlicensed radio transmitter on 91.7 FM, while GARY M. FELDMAN was fined $25,000 for operating an unlicensed radio transmitter on 97.7 FM.
And the Commission also proposed a $15,000 fine against UNION BROADCASTING, INC. for failure to repair the lighting on its antenna structure for Sports WHB-A/KANSAS CITY as soon as practicable. UNION said that the delays were due to damage from copper theft and concerns about the repairs causing changes in the station's night pattern. The Commission responded that the lighting outage had gone on for two years and adjusted the fine upward as a result.