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Another Translator, Another Fine

FCC says Kentucky AM station didn’t file on time

The FCC has popped another Kentucky AM broadcaster for not filing paperwork to renew an FM translator license on time.

We told you yesterday about a case involving Heritage Media of Kentucky station WMTL(AM).

Now, in a very similar notice, the FCC has issued a notice of apparent liability to WKVG(AM), licensed to Letcher County Broadcasting Inc., in Jenkins, Ky.

The application for renewal of its FM translator was due April 1 but not received until mid-July; and the FCC said the licensee didn’t explain.

As in the other case, the broadcaster has 30 days to pay or to reply with more information if it thinks the fine should be reduced or dropped.

The rules require that applications for renewal of license for broadcast stations must be filed “not later than the first day of the fourth full calendar month prior to the expiration date of the license sought to be renewed.”