Thousands In FCC Fines Proposed For An Alaskan Operator


Serving a village of some 500 inhabitants, a three-hour drive to the south of Anchorage, Alaska, is a Class A noncommercial facility with an unusual Construction Permit that effectively reduces its output to that of an FM translator.

The operator wishes to sell the station, but before doing so needed to renew the facility’s license. This uncovered some serious violations of the FCC’s rules. The result: A pair of hefty Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture decision handed to the licensee from the FCC’s Media Bureau.

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