FCC Fines Two Alleged Pirate FM Operators
December 6, 2011 at 4:35 PM (PT)
The FCC has fined two alleged pirate radio station operators.
NEIL DAVIS was fined $10,000 for operating an unlicensed radio station at 96.1 FM in FORT LAUDERDALE, while JOHN E. CRITESER, JR. was fined $15,000 for operation of an unlicensed radio station at 95.1 FM in LAKE PARK, FL. Neither party responded to notices of apparent violation.
In addition, R&M BROADCASTING COMPANY has been fined $13,000 for a late license renewal application and subsequent unauthorized operation of KJCB-A/LAFAYETTE, LA. The licensee filed its renewal application over two weeks late, and it was rejected under the "red light" rule for delinquent debt. The license was terminated in APRIL 2010, and the licensee appealed.
And SAGA COMMUNICATIONS' appeal of a $4,000 fine against it for not conducting a contest substantially as announced on Classic Rock WAQY/SPRINGFIELD, MA was denied. The station delivered the monetary portion of a contest winner's prize a month late and had not delivered on a package of AEROSMITH memorabilia five months after the contest was ended.