Civil Penalty Comes To Silberberg For Improper License Transfer


On January 13, 2021, the founder and owner of a licensee operating in New England died of lung cancer, just months after receiving the diagnosis. As such, Northeast Broadcasting needed to file paperwork at the FCC indicating the death of Steven Silberberg. 

It now appears that the company, whose assets include WXRV “The River” in Boston and WNCS, home of “The Point Radio Network” in Vermont, didn’t make the requisite moves it needed to take to indicate a change in ownership for the group of stations.

The solution is the signing of a consent decree with the Commission that sees Northeast pay a substantial civil penalty to the U.S. Treasury.

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