FCC Reaches Consent Decree With Idaho Stations, Fines Kentucky AM, Texas Pirate FM
June 3, 2014 at 12:26 PM (PT)
SALMON RIVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. and the FCC have reached a consent decree over late license renewal applications and subsequent unauthorized operation of AC KSRA-A and Country KSRA-F/SALMON, ID. SALMON RIVER will make a "voluntary contribution" of $4,000 to the U.S. Treasury to settle the matter.
The FCC has also issued a $10,000 fine against MEADE COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. for public file violations at Country WMMG-A/BRANDENBURG, KY, which was missing 24 quarterly issues/programs lists, covering its entire license term.
WALTER OLENICK and M. RAE NADLER-OLENICK have been fined $15,000 for operation of an unlicensed station at 90.1 FM in AUSTIN, TX. The OLENICKS unsuccessfully argued that they are "not subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission."
But the FCC has decided not to fine KAGM-FM JOINT VENTURE for failure to properly monitor and light its antenna structure located near STRASBURG, CO due to its financial situation and past compliance. The move dismisses a proposed $15,000 fine but warns the tower owner that future violations will draw fines.