Station Fined By FCC For Phone Call Airing
June 11, 2008 at 5:37 AM (PT)
The FCC has proposed a $4,000 fine on PROACTIVE COMMUNICATIONS for airing a phone call without permission from the other party on now-silent KQQB (LIVE 104.5)/NEWPORT, WA.
The incident on MARCH 27, 2006 involved station personality DJ DICK telling listeners to call a local hotel and fictitious room number where 50 CENT was supposedly staying and ask the rapper to call the station. When the hotel manager called the station to complain, the call was taped and aired on the show without the manager's permission.
The station, formerly Top 40-Rhythmic, and its sister Oldies KAZZ (Z 107) went silent on JUNE 5th.