FCC Proposes $7K Fine On Texas AM
October 9, 2009 at 3:09 PM (PT)
The FCC has proposed a $7,000 fine on JOHN L. WHITE for operating KOLJ-A/QUANAH, TX with a facility different from that licensed by the Commission. The station went dark when its tower collapsed in a storm on JUNE 5th, 2008 and remained dark under an STA through JUNE 4th of this year, when the station returned from a replacement tower at variance from the license. WHITE filed an STA request, which was granted, but the Commission noted that WHITE built and operated the non-compliant tower before getting the STA.
In other actions by the Commission, the Media Bureau dismissed GEORGE ROBBINS' petition for reconsideration of the grant of a construction permit for SPRYEX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.'s noncommercial WCIX/VERSAILLES, IN. ROBBINS complained that SPRYEX was trying to sell the construction permit for a profit; the petition was dismissed as untimely, and the Commission noted that as a full-power station, WCIX could be transferred for a profit.
And MEADOWLAND BAPTIST CHURCH was fined $250 for filing a late license renewal application for low power WBLG-LP/BOWLING GREEN, KY.