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Peconic Public Broadcasting Asked to Forfeit $10K for Public File Violations

Public radio station WPPB-FM in Southampton, New York must forfeit $10,000 to the U.S. government due to public file violations. According to an order released by the FCC this week, the station, whose license is held by Peconic Public Broadcasting, neglected to maintain 13 of its quarterly issues and programs lists. After the FCC issued […]

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college radio swag at UCRN Fall 2015. Photo: J. Waits

College Radio Watch: Canadian Campus Radio History, WAIC Gets a Break on Fines, and more News

It’s been a flurry of college radio conferences for me lately and my third and final event for the fall was the UCRN conference held at Pomona College’s radio station KSPC last Saturday. You can read all about it in my recap from earlier this week. Also, on this week’s Radio Survivor Podcast, I talk […]

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$1,200 Civil Penalty for College Radio Station WMEB for Public File Violations

University of Maine, Orono’s student-run college radio station WMEB-FM is being asked to pay a $1,200 penalty to the United States Treasury because of long-standing public file violations. According to a Consent Decree released today by the FCC, in the course of WMEB’s license renewal, it was reveled that “quarterly issues and programs lists were […]

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Castleton College Radio Station WIUV Penalized by FCC for Public File Violations

The FCC issued a penalty of $1,000 this week to the Board of Trustees for Vermont State Colleges following public file violations at Castleton College’s student-run radio station WIUV-FM. According to a Consent Decree, the station revealed in its 2013 license renewal application that it failed to prepare quarterly issues and programs lists from 2006 […]

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Framingham State’s College Radio Station WDJM Makes Deal with FCC to Address Public File Violations

In another instance of the FCC giving student-run college radio stations a break, Framingham State University radio station WDJM-FM in Framingham, Massachusetts agreed to pay a lesser penalty of $1,200 for public file violations. According to a Consent Decree adopted on December 31, 2014, the university agreed to pay the penalty and set up a […]

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FCC Fines WAIC at American International College for Late License Renewal and Public File Violations

The FCC has issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture to American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts for late renewal and public file violations at WAIC-FM. Additionally, the license renewal term was shortened in response to the violations. As of October, 2011, WAIC-FM has been airing public radio content from WNPR/Connecticut Pubic Radio, but […]

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FCC Chairman tells NAB that "business is better," but your public files are going online

FCC Chairman tells NAB that “business is better,” but your public files are going online

The National Association of Broadcasters annual show and convention just started in Las Vegas, bringing together nearly every sector of the broadcast industry to show off new products, discuss trends and hob nob. Unfortunately, the Radio Survivor travel budget doesn’t yet cover more than cab fare across town, so we don’t have a correspondent on […]

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