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WESL Fine Halved

WESL Fine Halved

The FCC cut in half – to $5,000 – a fine for WESL(AM), East St. Louis. The agency said the station twice denied access to its public inspection file to members of the public. The station said the file was in the manager’s office and that the individuals who made the complaint did not ask for specific materials. The station did not contest the violation, but asked for it to be cancelled, citing an inability to pay. After reviewing the station’s tax returns for the past three years, the commission reduced the fine.