FCC Proposed $25,000 Fine Against San Jose Pirate
May 5, 2011 at 10:57 AM (PT)
The FCC has proposed a $25,000 fine against GABRIEL A. GARCIA for failure to allow inspection of alleged pirate FM stations in the SAN JOSE area.
The FCC says that it has issued several warnings and Notices of Unlicensed Operation to GARCIA's "KNRG," and at one point allegedly threatened FCC agents, refusing them entry and asking them, "Do you want to get shot?" The fine was revised upward from the base of $7,000 each for two incidents due to what the Commission called "particularly egregious" misconduct.
Other alleged pirates against whom the FCC has proposed the standard $10,000 fine for unlicensed operation are ALEX ALCIME (aka DJ SHORTDOGG, FORT MYERS), MIKHAIL RHODD (LAUDERDALE LAKES, FL), THOMAS L. MOREY (ST. PETERSBURG), ANTONIO ROBINSON (MIAMI), and PATRICK MICHAEL FORD (aka DJ JOKER, FORT MYERS).
And the Commission fomnrd DANIEL D. SMITH $11,500 for EAS, tower observation and painting, and public file violations at Spanish KANR (FIESTA 92.7)/BELLE PLAINE-WICHITA, KS.