FCC Fines: One Rescinded, One New One
March 30, 2007 at 11:44 AM (PT)
The FCC has reversed itself and cancelled a $7,000 fine against AMATURO AC KLIT (92.7 JILL FM, now KJLL-F)/FOUNTAIN VALLEY (ORANGE COUNTY), CA for main studio violations. The Commission ruled that the licensee did not willfully and repeatedly violate the rules.
The Commission did, however, slap ENTRAVISION with a $10,000 fine for painting and lighting violations at its tower near BRAWLEY, CA, site of antennae for its Regional Mexican KMXX (RADIO TRICOLOR)/IMPERIAL and Spanish Hits KSEH (SUPER ESTRELLA)/BRAWLEY.
The FCC also reinstated the license of WRSM-A/SUMITON, AL, upon the petition of the court-appointed agent for SUMITON BROADCASTING CO., which is trying to return the station to the air and sell it to AMERICAN TRUST CORPORATION.
BONNEVILLE's license for WTMX/CHICAGO was renewed over the objections of TOM STRUHAR, who complained that the station had not done adequate community programming, had not identified SKOKIE over the air as the formal city of license, had exceeded power limits, had no local studio, had violated public file rules, and had been stalking him. The Commission ruled that he had proven none of the allegations.
And the Commission assigned the XM-SIRIUS merger application to Media Bureau Docket No. 07-57 and announced that the proceeding will be treated as "permit but disclose" for purposes of the Commission’s ex parte rules.