Consent Decree Clears Path To Alaskan Noncomm Sale


In mid-July 2018, the owner of a Class A radio station in rural Seward, Alaska was issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $66,000 for what the FCC said were “numerous apparent violations” of its rules — including actions that undermine the effectiveness of the Emergency Alert System.

On Sept. 25, 2018, the licensee given this NAL filed a Form 314 with the Commission signaling the station’s transfer to another entity in the tiny town.

But, what about the NAL? That’s going away, thanks to a Consent Decree adopted June 5 and released Wednesday by the FCC.

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