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Issues, Programs Omission Could Be Costly

FM station in New York is latest to face a fine due to missing paperwork

An FM owner in New York state faces a possible $10,000 penalty for public file violations.

The station is WXPK in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., owned by 6 Johnson Road Licenses Inc. A notice of apparent liability was issued by the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau.

The fine was assessed after an agent from the bureau’s New York office inspected the main studio in White Plains, with the station PD present, and found no issues/programs lists for the current license term, only older paperwork.

The program director told the agent he’d been “planning to check” the public file and that it was not in order because management had not clearly assigned responsibility for maintaining it.

The station now may reply to the notice of apparent liability.