FCC Proposes Fine, Issues 6-Year Renewal To Oklahoma LPFM
July 13, 2010 at 3:46 PM (PT)
The FCC has proposed a $10,000 fine and has issued a limited-term six-year license renewal for ENID PUBLIC RADIO ASSOCIATION, licensee of low power FM station KEIF-LP (formerly KUAL-LP)/ENID, OK. The station was hit with the sanctions for airing unauthorized commercial announcements and operating at greater antenna height than authorized. CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO. filed a Petition to Deny the station's license renewal, alleging that the station's antenna was 22.82 meters too high, 55 watts too powerful, had been transferred without authorization, and airing a Classic Rock format with advertising in contravention of its LPFM license. The Commission rejected the charges of unauthorized transfer of control and excessive power but found that the station was airing ads and operating at excessive height.
The Commission also rescinded a proposed $1,500 fine against FRIENDS OF KHFM-RUIDOSO FM translator K240CN/RUIDOSO, NM but admonished the station for filing its license renewal application on paper without demonstrating good cause.
And the FCC has been named the “most improved” agency in the federal government in the Office of Management and Budget's 2010 OPM Viewpoint Employee Satisfaction Survey. Chairman JULIUS GENACHOWSKI said, "I am delighted that the FCC has been recognized as the ‘most improved’ federal agency. The survey results reflect the hard work being done throughout the agency to make the FCC a model of excellence in government.
"The FCC’s reform agenda, which builds on the impressive strides made by Commissioner COPPS as acting chairman, includes creating new opportunities for employees to provide feedback; improving employee communication through technology and new media; and focusing on leadership development and opportunities for employees. I applaud the work of the FCC management and staff and look forward to more great things to come."