FCC Fines Two For Public File Problems
February 26, 2009 at 11:26 AM (PT)
SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC gets hit with a $3,000 fine for public file violations at Talk WTAX-A/SPRINGFIELD, IL. SAGA had contended that the missing issues/programs lists did not represent a "willful" or "repeated" violation, and the station had made a good faith effort to recreate the lists, but the Commission defined "willful" as a violation committed knowingly, regardless of intent, and said that a violation that lasts more than one day is "repeated."
WAYNE STATE COLLEGE was also fined $7,200 for public file violations at noncommercial KWSC/WAYNE, NE.
And the Commission granted the transfer of TAMA COMMUNICATIONS' licenses to receiver SCOTT SAVAGE over the objections of former TAMA CEO Dr. GLENN CHERRY. CHERRY's insistence that the Commission await the disposition of a case before the Enforcement Bureau regarding premature transfer of control was mooted by the Consent Decree entered into by TAMA with the FCC.