FCC Fines & Other FCC Happenings

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  • #2354
    Craig_Adams
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    This from All Access:


    FCC Rejects Appeal Of Fine For Austin Pirate FM


    The FCC has denied WALTER OLENICK and M. RAE NADLER-OLENICK’s appeal of a $15,000 fine for operating an unlicensed radio station on 90.1 FM (“LIBERTY 90.1”) in AUSTIN, TX.

    The couple has argued that the laws of the UNITED STATES do not apply to them unless a “treaty” has been negotiated.

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    And in other FCC happenings:

    FRANK G. MCCOY has requested a Silent STA for K234CI/MARION, TX due to transmitter failure caused by heat.

    #2355
    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:


    FCC Fines Colorado Stations, Pennsylvania AM


    The FCC has fined WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC $20,000 for public file violations at Sports KRGS-A (ESPN RADIO 690)/RIFLE, CO and Classic Rock KRVG (THE RIVER)/GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO. The public inspection files at the Stations were each missing multiple issues/programs lists; the station found the lists at another co-owned studio and said the lists were accessible via a shared computer network, but the Commission said, “Inadvertent mistakes are not mitigating circumstances that can serve to justify a forfeiture reduction.”

    #2356
    Boss_Radio_1550
    Participant

    Unlicensed radio station operating on 101.5 MHz in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho:

    http://transition.fcc.gov/eb/FieldNotices/2003/DOC-329226A1.html

    #2357
    boisebill
    Participant

    Time to post this (again)

    Family Guy – The Freaking FCC

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NDPT0Ph5rA

    #2358
    RadioBuggie
    Participant
    #2359
    washnotore
    Participant

    The FCC has just recently canceled the license. For Class A TV station KTUD-CD in Las Vegas. For failure to continue broadcasting in the last 12 months.

    Because KTUD-CD went belly-up in Oct 2013 and filed for bankruptcy. Then sold off most of their transmission gear to other parties.

    The new owner of license, Mako Communications. May have a legit claim for a reversal of the cancellation of the license.

    #2360
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    What would that be? The sale was consummated in March. They had 6 months to get back on the air. They didn’t. They applied for an STA in June and were denied.

    Sounds like they didn’t have a clear plan in place and it seems far fetched that they wouldn’t have known about the duration of the station being silent and that they bought a license without a facility, knowing full well they had to build one.

    #2361
    boisebill
    Participant

    They have no case. Period.

    License canceled.

    #2362
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    We didn’t have any discussion about this at the time, but a GMRS (general mobile radio service operator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Mobile_Radio_Service ) that willfully and purposefully interfered with the maintenance and security operations of a shopping center in California beginning in 2009 in a failed attempt to force them to vacate their licensed frequencies was fined a whopping $24,000 by the FCC back in 2013. He filed his Petition For Reconsideration after the deadline for such responses and is now stuck with a $24,000 bill that if he doesn’t pay in a timely manner will land him in court, putting his business in jeopardy.

    What a goon.

    http://www.radioink.com/article.asp?id=2205761&spid=24698

    http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2014/db1014/DA-14-1484A1.pdf

    #3235
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    The FCC is contemplating raising the telephone line tax to raise money for educational internet access in rural America. On the average this would cost an additional 16 cents per line over the now 99 cents per line. This would also mean the phasing out of e-rate, a Federal program that currently provides funding for this purpose.

    http://www.computerworld.com/article/2847349/telephone-tax-increase-part-of-fcc-chairmans-plan-for-internet-fund.html

    Telephone shaped piggy bank with quarter being inserted

    #3561
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    The Federal Communications Commission today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would update its broadcast Contest Rule to reflect how consumers obtain information in the 21st Century.
    Today, the Contest Rule requires broadcasters to disclose important contest information fully and accurately, and to conduct contests substantially as announced. The proposed change would allow broadcast stations to meet their disclosure obligation by providing contest information over the air, as they do today, or by posting that information on an Internet website.
    The Notice also proposes to adopt rules defining the disclosure requirements for broadcasters who choose to satisfy their obligation through an Internet website. Among other things, they would be required to announce the website address where their contest information can be found each time they mention a contest over the air.

    http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2014/db1121/DOC-330619A1.pdf

    http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2014/db1121/FCC-14-184A1.pdf

    #3717
    boisebill
    Participant

    Oopsies!

    OR BRED-20131017CBA DKSKX 123313 OREGON ST BOARD OF HIGHER ED FOR SO. OREGON UNIV Renewal of License.
    E 89.5 MHZ CHEMULT, OR
    License canceled and application
    dismissed on 11/21/14 after
    no response to §312(g) letter.
    OR BRED-20131121AGR DKCGO 175663 WESTERN OREGON OPRY, LTD. Renewal of License.
    E 88.3 MHZ COTTAGE GROVE, OR
    Application dismissed when
    license canceled pursuant
    to §312(g) after no response
    to 30-day warning letter.

    #4640
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    The FCC has found KBOO’s arguments in their Petition For Reconsideration disingenuous and has denied their requests to omit required facts about where their Board Members actually live from required filings.

    http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getimportletter_exh.cgi?import_letter_id=54985

    Borrowing from Al Kooper from the first Blood Sweat and Tears album “there’s something going on but I don’t know what it is.”

    #4648
    radiogeek
    Participant

    Boy, it’s hard to imagine why compliance with this disclosure rule was such a problem that KBOO decided to spend time and money fighting it.

    #4689
    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    The FCC has placed THRESHOLD COMMUNICATIONS’ Amended Application for new FM KVNW/NAPAVINE, WA back into pending status pursuant to an objection by PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC. THRESHOLD won an FM allotment at CLATSKANIE, OR in FM Auction 91, applied to move it to FORDS PRAIRIE, WA, then amended the application to move it to NAPAVINE, which was granted. PREMIER objected due to lack of proper public notice, because the notice was published in a LONGVIEW paper and not in a local paper in CLATSKANIE; the Commission agreed but rather than deny the move, it admonished THRESHOLD and placed the application back into pending status.

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