FCC’s Regional Offices Busy Issuing Notices of Violation

Posted on October 20th, 2022 by

The Enforcement Bureau’s regional offices around the country have been regularly visiting stations and issuing notices of rule violations, especially in recent months.  Agents from the Atlanta office visited an FM station in July, confirming that it was operating at an unauthorized location on a building rooftop three miles away from its licensed operation with a different antenna.  A notice of violation to the station requires an explanation of each violation and description of corrective actions planned.  A fine is likely after that response.

Agents from the Dallas office visited an AM station with an unfenced tower, citing the station in a notice of violation.  There, sections of the fence were down, leaving an unsecured active AM tower that posed a safety threat. Similar explanations are required in that notice, and a fine is also likely for the violations.