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FCC Upholds Radio One Fine

FCC Upholds Radio One Fine

The FCC reaffirmed an $8,000 fine against Radio One’s WBOT(FM), Brockton, Mass. for several violations, including having no EAS equipment, having no procedures for monitoring operating power not maintaining a station log. Radio One argued the penalty should be cancelled because it was treated differently for not having EAS equipment than another broadcaster that was fined only $4,000 for the same infraction.
The commission said Radio One’s argument “lacked merit” and the other broadcaster it was referring to had less serious violations because while the other station had inoperative EAS equipment, WBOT had no EAS equipment. The radio group has 30 days to pay.