Big Fines Proposed By FCC For Public File Problems At Icicle Broadcasting
March 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM (PT)
The FCC is proposing three separate $12,000 fines and a $10,000 fine, $46,000 in total, for public file violations at ICICLE BROADCASTING, INC.'s Triple A KOHO-F/LEAVENWORTH, WA; AC KOZI-A and AC KOZI-F/CHELAN, WA; and Country KZAL (Z-COUNTRY 94.7)/MANSON, WA. The stations disclosed missing quarterly issues/programs lists in its license renewal applications. The three CHELAN and MANSON stations were also given short-term four-year renewals rather than eight years because 24 lists were missing from the files and the station took what the Commission called a "cavalier attitude" towards recreating the lists.
The Commission has also entered a Consent Decree with UTAH RADIO ACQUISITION, LLC, licensee of Sports KALL-A/SALT LAKE CITY, SCP WORLDWIDE I L.P., and DELL LOY HANSEN REAL, LLC, settling the situation under which controlling interest in the ultimate parent of the licensee was transfered without Commission consent from SCP to HANSEN. A $5,000 "voluntary payment" to the U.S. Treasury is being made to settle the matter.