FCC Renews Two Licenses Despite Interference Claims
July 17, 2007 at 11:33 AM (PT)
The FCC has renewed the license of FREMONT BROADCASTING Country KOVE-A/LANDER, WY over the objection of TAMMY PITT, who claims that the station interferes with her home telephone line. The Commission pointed out that the station was operating with the same technical parameters since 2002 and interference to hard-wired or cordless telephones is not covered by the rules requiring stations to address interference to household electronic devices. However, the FCC is encouraging FREMONT to work with PITT to resolve the problem.
The Commission also renewed the license of GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING Sports daytimer WAUK-A (MILWAUKEE'S ESPN RADIO)/WAUKESHA-MILWAUKEE over the objections of HARMONY PET CARE, which says that WAUK's signal interferes with its ultrasound and electrocardiogram machines. GOOD KARMA has tried to resolve the interference, but notes that the problem is not covered by the blanketing interference rules. In any event, the interference seems to be with the hard-wired telephone modem used to transmit pictures from the machines to a remote viewing location. The Commission noted that GOOD KARMA had done everything it was required to do, but encouraged the company to try to work with HPC to resolve the interference.
Finally, the Commission issued a proposal for a $750 fine on CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH for a late license renewal filing for FM translator W249AS/NORWICH, NY.