FCC Fines Brooklyn Pirate, OKs WNYG Move
August 8, 2008 at 11:30 AM (PT)
The FCC has slapped JEAN IDALBERT with a $10,000 fine for operating a pirate radio station on 90.9 FM in BROOKLYN. The Commission said that it has evidence that IDALBERT received the notice of apparent liability for forfeiture but failed to respond.
The Commission also granted MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTERS' application for a six-month waiver to move its Contemporary Christian WNYG-A/BABYLON, NY to its new community of license, MEDFORD, NY (further east on LONG ISLAND), which it intends to divest to allow for the change. The waiver allows sister first-adjacent channel Spanish Contemporary Christian WNSW-A/NEWARK, which has lost its tower lease, to move its transmitter to the CLIFTON, NJ site of co-owned brokered Spanish WPAT-A/PATERSON, NJ. WNSW's move includes a boost in power from 5,000 watts full-time to 10,000 watts days and 7,000 watts nights.