FCC Proposes $12K Fine, Short-Term Renewal For KGLP
September 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM (PT)
The FCC has proposed a $12,000 fine and a short-term four-year renewal against GALLUP PUBLIC RADIO for public file violations at noncommercial Variety KGLP/GALLUP, NM.
The licensee noted on its license renewal application form that quarterly issues/programs lists for 2005-2010 were missing from its file. It said that it had reconstructed the missing lists and is now in compliance, but the Commission wrote, "where lapses occur in maintaining the public file, neither the negligent acts or omissions of station employees or agents, nor the subsequent remedial actions undertaken by the licensee, excuse or nullify a licensee’s rule violation." The fine and penalty were increased from the base $10,000 fine because while the licensee admitted the violation, "it did so only in the context of the question contained in its license renewal application that compelled such disclosure. Moreover, the violations were extensive, occurring for nearly six years of the eight-year license period and involving 21 issues/programs lists."
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