FCC Fines Colorado Stations, Pennsylvania AM
September 8, 2014 at 4:03 AM (PT)
The FCC has fined WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC $20,000 for public file violations at Sports KRGS-A (ESPN RADIO 690)/RIFLE, CO and Classic Rock KRVG (THE RIVER)/GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO. The public inspection files at the Stations were each missing multiple issues/programs lists; the station found the lists at another co-owned studio and said the lists were accessible via a shared computer network, but the Commission said, "Inadvertent mistakes are not mitigating circumstances that can serve to justify a forfeiture reduction."
The FCC has also fined WOYK, INC. $5,600 for failing to enclose its antenna towers at Sports WOYK-A/YORK, PA, which it sold to YORK PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL CLUB, LLC earlier this year. The fence gate had a broken hasp; the commission reduced the fine from $7,000 due to a history of compliance.