Consent decree struck over underwriting announcements


The FCC and Way-FM Media Group have decided that rather than continue to argue over whether or not the noncommercial licensee of KXWA-FM Loveland CO went over the line with its underwriting announcements, they will follow the tried and true consent decree route.

It means that WMG will not have to admit any guilt.

It will, however, undertake to train its staff on “acceptable underwriting content that complies with the Underwriting Laws.” It will also file periodic compliance reports with the Commission.

WMG will also make a very modest $1K voluntary contribution to the US Treasury.

The FCC benefits in that it saves on time and resources that would normally have been expended to pursue this case any further.

Loveland is in the Fort Collins-Greeley CO market.