FCC Rejects Some Appeals Of Fines, Reduces Two, Cancels One
April 14, 2011 at 6:43 PM (PT)
The FCC has rejected appeals by former KUOA-A/SILOAM SPRINGS, AR licensee KUOA, INC. and JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY, licensee of KLRC/SILOAM SPRINGS, of $7,200 fines for public file violations at each station. The appeals were based on the fines allegedly having no rational basis in comparison to fines for similar violations.
The Commission also reduced a fine against SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY for public file violations at KSJS/SAN JOSE from $9,000 to $8,000 based on a history of compliance with the rules.
A fine against UNVERSAL BROADCASTING, INC., former licensee of KQLO-A/SUN VALLEY, NV, for a late license renewal application was cancelled due to the company's Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
And the Commission also reduced a fine on GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH for WBLW/GAYLORD, MI from $3,000 to $1,700, eliminating the part of the fine that arose from a late license renewal application because the statute of limitations had run out but maintaining the find for unauthorized operation.