FCC Denies Appeal Of Fine Against Colorado Station
June 11, 2015 at 4:50 PM (PT)
The FCC has denied the appeal of CATHOLIC RADIO NETWORK OF LOVELAND, INC. of a $3,200 fine for operating Religion KPIO-A/LOVELAND-FORT COLLINS-GREELEY, CO at power levels above its authorized parameters.
The licensee asserted that the violation was not willful since its employees did not realize the station was at an unauthorized power level, but the Commission said it considers operation of the station evidence of willfulness even if the staff is unaware of the unauthorized transmissions, and also rejected the argument that fines should be waived against non-profit entities who make good faith remedial efforts.
In other FCC news, CHURCH PLANTERS OF AMERICA has applied to extend its Silent STA for KWOP/FORT DODGE, IA, for which it lost its site.
And in CANADA, the CRTC approved GOLDEN WEST BROADCASTING's application to upgrade low-power AC CKVX (MIX 104.9)/KINDERSLEY, SK to protected Class C, jumping from 50 watts at 27 meters above average terrain to 100,000 watts at 341.2 meters, moving the tower from KINDERSLEY to STRANRAER, SK.