FCC Proposes $22,000 Fine Against Detroit-Area Class D Noncommercial Station
October 24, 2011 at 11:06 AM (PT)
The FCC has proposed a $22,000 fine against R.J.'S LATE NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION for several violations at Class D noncommercial Urban Oldies-Talk WHPR-F/HIGHLAND PARK, MI. Among the DETROIT-area station's transgressions, the Commission alleged, were that its transmitter had been moved about .46 miles from its licensed location without authorization, it had no EAS equipment installed (although an unconnected EAS decoder was in a closet), and it had no public file.
The station told the FCC it did not think such a short move required authorization, and admitted that it had not installed EAS equipment and had not kept up the public file since the closing of the local public library "several years ago."
In another FCC action, the Media Bureau has issued a freeze on applications to modify any of the allotments scheduled to be offered in FM Auction 93. Also frozen are petitions and counterproposals proposing changes in channel, class, community, or reference coordinates for any of the included allotments, and any applications, petitions, or counterproposals that fail to fully protect the allotments. The freeze is effective immediately.