Forfeiture Roster

Posted on June 30th, 2014 by

From EAS to children’s television, the FCC actively added to its cash reserves in June by assessing forfeitures against broadcasters.

A full power TV station in Montana received a $1,000 fine for failing to publicize the existence and location of its quarterly children’s television reports via on-air announcements during a one-year period.

An FM station in Pennsylvania received a $6,000 fine for failing to have operational EAS equipment during an FCC inspection, even though it was technically possible for the station to transmit an EAS message by switching the station’s audio source to a co-owned station with EAS equipment. Though it was possible, the engineer admitted that a test had never been transmitted that way.