FCC Proposes $15,000 Fine Against Pennsylvania Station
June 17, 2011 at 3:24 PM (PT)
The FCC is proposing a $15,000 fine against L. STANLEY WALL for public file violations at Classic Hits-Oldies WLSW/SCOTTDALE, PA. The Commission revised the fine upward from $10,000 due to a failure to correct the problem after the first notice, and is requiring WALL to submit a sworn written statement that the station is now in compliance with the rules.
The Commission also rejected BIBLE BROADCAST CHURCH SCHOOL's appeal asking for a cancellation or reduction of a fine for filing a late license renewal application for its noncommercial WMSD/ROSE TOWNSHIP, MI. The FCC said that the school failed to file tax returns or other acceptable documentation for its hardship claim.
And the Commission granted EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.'s petition for reconsideration of the denial of its proposed move of Classic Rock WPKE/COAL RUN, KY from Channel 276A to Channel 221C3 at a new site. EAST KENTUCKY claimed that the initial denial misapplied the rule to deny the new facility, noting that the rule allows an antenna height above the class reference for Class C3 as long as power is reduced to maintain the class contour distance.
DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING had argued that terrain problems made the move, which would bump its Oldies WDIC/CLINCHCO, VA to another frequency, ungrantable because it would not throw an adequate signal over its community of license.