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FCC Confirms San Diego Station Fine, Limited License Term

FCC withholding grant of application until $12,000 payment submitted

The Federal Communications Commission has confirmed a $12,000 fine and limited term of license renewal against a San Diego AM radio station.

It also said it will withhold the license renewal entirely until the fine is paid.

The fine had been announced in a notice of apparent liability in April against Quetzal Bilingual Communications, licensee of KURS(AM), for failing to file a required biennial ownership report and to keep its public inspection files up to date.

Now in issuing the final forfeiture order, the FCC says the station did not submit a response to the NAL or give information that would warrant reduction or cancellation of the fine.

It said it is withholding grant of the KURS(AM) renewal application until Quetzal submits payment of the forfeiture.