Alternative FCC inspector and RBR + TVBR Media Information Bureau columnist Ken Benner says he’s often asked by station personnel what to do in case of a query regarding the FCC’s rules and regulations. He has an answer, and state broadcaster associations may not like it.
“Where Do I Go For Information?”
This is a question I am asked frequently. Before I went solo as an independent alternative inspector, I was told to refer licensees to their state broadcaster association’s “Legal Hotline,” which in many instances would refer you to “assistance for a price” — at typically $600 or more per hour.
Over the past several years, I have seen virtually all necessary information to avoid any potential fines or license-loss explained in full detail.