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A noncommercial radio station in Atlanta was unable to hop out of yet another in a current spate of public file fines issued by the FCC on the issue/programs peg. But it was able to buy a little time. The station is Radio Free Georgia Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.’s WRFG-FM. The lists were absent for various quarters over the course of three years, and were recreated and placed in the file. It received a relatively modest $3K fine. The FCC would not reduce the fine, but allowed an easy payment plan tied to the station’s fund-raising drives.

RBR/TVBR observation: These transgressions, believe it or not, happened between 1996-1999. If WRFG had set aside $25 a month or so, by now they’d be able to dispense with this matter outright without a special payment plan