Station Fined For Going Silent Without Getting STA From The FCC
January 27, 2015 at 11:55 AM (PT)
WTRI HOLDING, LLC has been fined $5,000 by the FCC for taking WTRI-A/BRUNSWICK, MD silent for over seven months without getting a timely Silent Special Temporary Authorization from the Commission, then not providing an explanation for failing to file.
The Commission is also withholding its approval of the station's license renewal application until the licensee pays the fine. WTRI is in receivership, with ROGER H. RAFSON serving as receiver as appointed by the FREDERICK COUNTY (MD) Circuit Court in an action by creditor HSBC BANK USA.