FCC Fines MS AM, AR FM
April 28, 2008 at 11:08 AM (PT)
FRANK RACKLEY, JR. has been fined $1,500 by the FCC for power violations and operation from an unauthorized location at Urban WNBN-A/MERIDIAN, MS. The station was determined by FCC agents to be at a transmitter location at variance with the location specified in its license, and to be not powering down at sunset as required.
SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC was granted a license renewal for KEGI (Classic Hits 100.5 THE EAGLE, formerly Classic Rock KDEZ (Z-100))/JONESBORO, AR, but has been slapped with a proposed fine of $4,000 for airing a lottery commercial during a live broadcast. Stations in states without lotteries are prohibited from airing ads for other states' lotteries; on a remote from a liquor store across the border in MISSOURI, an announcer touted "a whole Lotto luck and a whole lot more, if you know what I mean, nudge nudge wink wink" and "Lotto MISSOURI luck." Another allegation of indecency involving promos for HOOTERS was dismissed by the Commission.
The Commission also denied MONTMORENCI UNITED METHODIST CHURCH's application to assign the license of low-power FM WGNW-LP/CANDLER, NC to WGNW RADIO MINISTRIES because the assignor has not been in possession of the license for the required three-year minimum.