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Madison Fined $12,000

Madison Fined $12,000

The FCC fined Madison Broadcasting Group $12,000 owner of five antenna structures in Lynchburg, Va., for failure to post its antenna structure registration numbers, which are supposed to be near the base of the tower. Madison said it was not aware the towers needed to be painted, and that the station they were built for, WLVA(AM), is silent. Madison said steps had been taken to paint the towers. Madison stated it could not pay the fine and asked that it be cut; the FCC stated it cannot accept the claim because the station did not provide proof that it cannot pay the penalty.