Border Media Business Trust Pays $37,500 In FCC Consent Decree To Settle Indecency Case At KBDR
August 11, 2014 at 3:59 PM (PT)
The FCC has entered a Consent Decree with BORDER MEDIA BUSINESS TRUST over allegations of indecency on Regional Mexican KBDR (LA LEY 100.5)/MIRANDO CITY-LAREDO, TX. BORDER MEDIA will pay $37,500 to the Treasury to settle the matter, which arose from comments made by host DANNY BOY, including “what do you have to do to a woman in order to get a (expletive) from her?” The station has since been sold to ROBERTO GONZALEZ' MBM RADIO LAREDO LLC.
FCC Nixes Challenge To KSCO Renewal
The FCC has also dismissed an objection by THOMAS IRION to the license renewal of ZWERLING BROADCASTING SYSTEM News-Talk KSCO-A/SANTA CRUZ, CA as untimely.
IRION filed the objection a month after KSCO's license was renewed, complaining that owner MICHAEL ZWERLING "engages in anti-social behavior on the air," bullying callers, guests, and his own mother, and the station advocated drug use, but the filing came after the window to object was closed and the Commission ruled that IRION did not show good cause to allow the late filing. The Commission also noted that IRION's filing contained "bare allegations" without sufficient information to show any violations.