FCC Rejects Appeals Of EAS Fine, Permit Deletion; Fines Pirate
October 16, 2014 at 3:20 PM (PT)
The FCC has denied the application for review of a $4.800 fine against NORTH COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP. for EAS violations at Business News-Talk KFSD-A/ESCONDIDO, CA.
The station argued that the Commission failed to comply with the Small Business Regulatory and Fairness Enforcement Act of 1996 in its forfeiture policies, an allegation with which the Commission disagreed.
The Commission also rejected the bid by TIMOTHY C. CUTFORTH to revive the construction permit for now-deleted KJJL-A/PINE BLUFFS, WY, which was deleted because of an incomplete license application and an incorrect certification that all permit conditions had been satisfied when they had not. CUTFORTH argued that the rules for construction and filing deadlines were intended to keep permittees in large markets from indefinitely tying up spectrum, not for small operators.
MARC-NUS CHARLES has been fined $20,000 for operating a pirate radio station at 92.5 FM in POMPANO BEACH, FL. CHARLES never responded to written notice of his violations.
And the FCC has also denied RAAD BROADCASTING CORP.'s Application for Review of the Commission's denial of a Petition for Reconsideration of the grant of MSG RADIO, INC.'s sale of Spanish Top 40/Rhythmic WTOK-F (HOT 102)/SAN JUAN (formerly WIAC-F) to WIAC-FM, INC. As in its previous appeal, RAAD objected to a waiver to allow the buyer, owned by members of the SOTO family, to own the station under contour-overlap analysis, contending that there had been an unauthorized transfer of control and that the licensing of a station slogan indicated common control of the station without authorization.