FCC Fines Brooklyn Pirate
June 14, 2010 at 12:00 PM (PT)
MARK NIERMAN and KAKADU PRODUCTIONS, INC. have been jointly and severally fined $4,500 for running a pirate FM station on 99.9 FM in BROOKLYN. The FCC says that NIERMAN and KAKADU leased space in the bulkhead room of a BROOKLYN building for the station and attached an antenna to a water tower on the roof. The fine was reduced from $10,000 due to inability to pay.
The Commission also has also finally acted on WESTERN NEW LIFE's WNVE/CULEBRA, PR's long-standing proposal to delete the vacant Class B allocation for 102.1 FM at CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. THOMAS, VI to allow WNVE to finally move to that frequency and obtain a permanent license (it has been operating under Special Temporary Authority for ten years). Before the Commission could delete the allocation at CHARLOTTE AMALIE, two parties expressed interest in applying for it, but one proposed moving the allocation to 95.3 FM, which the Commission decided to do, which, with an ordered move of RADIO 95 INC.'s WJKC/CHRISTIANSTED, ST. CROIX, VI from 95.1 to 92.7 FM, will allow WNVE to be licensed at 102.1 FM.
And the Commission has added a Class A allocation at 99.3 FM at GRANTS PASS, OR and another Class A allocation at 96.5 FM in GEARHART, OR.