FCC Proposes Fines Against Texas AM, Two Florida Pirates
May 16, 2011 at 10:43 AM (PT)
The FCC has proposed a $21,000 fine on CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC. for main studio, power level, and public file violations at Spanish Religion KVOZ-A (RADIO CRISTIANA)/DEL MAR HILLS-LAREDO, TX. The licensee has also been ordered to submit a statement signed under penalty of perjury that it is complying with the rules.
A Commission agent noted that the station failed to power down after sunset on JULY 27th and 28, 2010, and an inspection attempt found that the main studio could not be found and the public file, incomplete, was located at a private home in LAREDO; a technician said that the station had not been maintaining its main studio and was running at 3,000 watts daytime and nighttime due to transmitter problems.
The Commission also proposed fining FRITZNER LINDOR $15,000 for operating a pirate station at 94.7 FM in ORANGE PARK, FL, increased from the base $10,000 because LINDOR said he knew what he was doing was illegal and did it anyway; and proposed fining JUDITH V. SMITH (formerly MCFARLANE) $22,000 for operating a pirate station on 95.9 FM ("GOSPEL REGGAE FM") in MIAMI and refusing to allow an agent to inspect her station in her home, with the fine increased from $17,000 because it was a repeat offense.