FCC Fines KOAN Licensee For Tower Fencing Violation
November 4, 2014 at 10:17 AM (PT)
ALASKA INTEGRATED MEDIA has been fined $5,600 by the FCC for tower fencing violations at News-Talk KOAN-A (HOT TALK)/ANCHORAGE.
The Commission alleged that wood planks were missing from the fence at the tower's base. The licensee said that snow blocked access to the area and that the damage was from weather, which it termed an "act of God," but the Commission declined to agree with AIM's assertion that the violation was thus not willful; the fine was reduced due to a history of compliance with the rules.