FCC Fines KTKC $12,000

FCC Fines KTKC $12,000
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FCC Fines KTKC $12,000

Metropolitan Radio Group, Inc., the licensee of KTKC(FM), Springhill, La., was fined $12,000 for public file violations and not having a meaningful staff presence at its main studio. During an FCC inspection in 2002, the operations manager told the agent the station had no staff presence at its main studio, but visited the site twice a day to take transmitter meter readings. The field agent found much of the required public file material was missing.
Metropolitan said it was moving the station at the time of the inspection and that its public file was nearly complete. It asked for the fine to be dropped or reduced.
The agency said the violations were serious and has upheld the penalty.