FCC Proposes Fining KCKX-A Owner $6,000 For Power-Down Violations
December 3, 2010 at 11:02 AM (PT)
The FCC has proposed a $6,000 fine on DONALD D. COSS for failure to power Country KCKX-A (COWBOY COUNTRY)/STAYTON, OR down at night.
The Commission said that its monitoring of the station indicated that the station was not reducing from 1,000 watts to 15 watts as its license requires. The FCC's notice says that the owner of the station told the PORTLAND agent "that he was aware of the requirement to reduce the operating power to the authorized power levels for nighttime operation but stated that it was too expensive to maintain the calibrated time-keeping devices, power switching devices, and other equipment necessary to effect the timely change in power."