Missouri Noncom Fined in Public File Case

Missouri Noncom Fined in Public File Case
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The FCC fined a noncom Missouri station $4,000 for "willful violation" of the public file rules.
The station is KTTK(FM), licensed to the Lebanon Educational Broadcasting Foundation.
The case dates to a visit to the station by an FCC agent in January 2003, which found that the station's contour map and issues/programs list, and copy of the "Public and Broadcasting" manual were missing from the public files.
The FCC had already reduced the possible fine from $10,000, and rejected arguments that the fine should be further reduced.


Show Me the Public File

Although a majority of Missouri radio stations complied with Public Inspection File requests in a recent study, one in five licensees failed to produce Issues-Programs Lists upon demand during station visits.