FCC fines in October and November 2020: What to make sure you avoid!
Each month, the ABA asks our Washington-based law firm partner to flag us on any FCC violations for broadcasters. In October and November, the FCC’s media bureau issued violations that included:
- Louisiana FM radio late filings lead to $3,000 fine
- Rhode Island LPFM station issued $15,000 fine for underwriting violations
- FCC rescinds construction permit for Portland FM translator over interference
- EAS violation result in $25,000 fine for Florida LPFM station
The Arizona Broadcasters Inspection Program (ABIP) protects member stations from routine FCC inspection, and we’re back in action after a COVID-19 hiatus. For those of you who don’t currently participate in ABIP, here’s more info.
Many of you have renewals coming up in 2021 and we will be in touch to schedule those inspections soon. In these challenging times, the ABA will work with stations however needed to make sure they can take advantage of the service.