FCC, Station Owner Reach Consent Decree Over Nonpayment Of Fine
February 7, 2014 at 3:27 AM (PT)
The FCC has reached a consent decree with MICHAEL H. GLASS over nonpayment of a 2008 $1,500 fine for EAS, power, and STL licensing issues at WMER-A/MERIDIAN, MS. GLASS was accused of not having an operational Emergency Alert System or STL license and also was operating past sunset with daytime power, and got the fine reduced from $16,000 due to a history of compliance, but never paid the fine. The consent decree includes a compliance plan and payment of $1,500 as a "voluntary contribution" to the U.S. Treasury.
The Commission also accepted CHINESE CULTURE AND ART HERITAGE FOUNDATION's first application for a low power FM in SAN FRANCISCO as timely filed, but returned an amendment filed the next day. The applicant filed its application on NOVEMBER 14th, within the window, but then tried to delete it and file an amended application before the close of the window the next day and failed due to what the Commission confirmed was "due to CDBS limitations." The Commission said that there was evidence that the first application was timely filed but not the second; the Media Bureau noted that minor amendments are now allowed to file minor amendments as long as they do not improve the applications' comparative qualifications.