FCC Reduces Fines Against Louisiana Pair For EAS Violations
December 19, 2014 at 6:52 AM (PT)
Upon appeal, the FCC has reduced fines against PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC. for EAS, power level, and antenna structure violations at two stations. The $14,000 fine against KVOL-A/LAFAYETTE, LA, since sold to DELTA MEDIA CORPORATION, for failing to maintain operational EAS equipment and logs and failing to operate within authorized power limits, and the $22,500 fine against Top 40 WUUU/FRANKLINTON, LA for EAS problems and tower painting and lighting infractions were each reduced to $6,000 after PITTMAN submitted additional financial hardship documentation.
And the FCC has placed THRESHOLD COMMUNICATIONS' Amended Application for new FM KVNW/NAPAVINE, WA back into pending status pursuant to an objection by PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC. THRESHOLD won an FM allotment at CLATSKANIE, OR in FM Auction 91, applied to move it to FORDS PRAIRIE, WA, then amended the application to move it to NAPAVINE, which was granted. PREMIER objected due to lack of proper public notice, because the notice was published in a LONGVIEW paper and not in a local paper in CLATSKANIE; the Commission agreed but rather than deny the move, it admonished THRESHOLD and placed the application back into pending status.