FCC Upholds Tower Lighting Fine
November 23, 2011 at 4:11 AM (PT)
The FCC has upheld a fine against FOREVER OF PA., INC. for tower lighting, monitoring, and reporting violations at a tower in HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA, but reduced the fine from $10,000 to $8,000. The company contended that it was unaware of the outage and denied that its engineer told an FCC agent that he was aware of a problem with the monitoring system.
The Commission also denied a petition for reconsideration by JNE INVESTMENTS of the grant of a new AM to LANGER BROADCASTING on 1200 AM at CHANHASSEN, MN over JNE's application for the frequency at BETHEL, MN. NORTHPINE.COM's UPPER MIDWEST BROADCASTING reports that JNE contended that the LANGER application should have been rejected because CHANHASSEN is insufficiently independent from MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, but the Commission ruled that both CHANHASSEN and BETHEL are independent entities and CHANHASSEN, being larger, deserves the allocation.