FCC Upholds KSJS Fine
December 7, 2009 at 4:29 AM (PT)
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY has been fined $9,000 for public file violations at noncommercial KSJS/SAN JOSE. The station informed the FCC in its renewal application that quarterly issues/programs lists were missing from 2001 to the 2005 application.
SJSU's appeal, based on inability to pay, failure of the FCC to explain why its fine was higher than for other similar violations, and that the case was easily distinguishable from other cases cited in the Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, was rejected, with the Commission specifically disavowing a previous case, FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC., that assigned a lesser fine for more missing issues/programs lists.