As we have noted on a number of occasions, stations need to keep their public files up to date. This includes non-profit radio stations. Recently the FCC issued a consent decree involving a radio station in Iowa.
“In this Order, we adopt the attached Consent Decree entered into by the Media Bureau (Bureau) and Arkansas Broadcasting Foundation, Inc. (Licensee), the licensee for Station KSTM(FM), Indianola, Iowa (Station). The Consent Decree resolves issues arising from the Bureau’s review of the captioned license renewal application (Application) for the Station. In particular, the Consent Decree resolves the Bureau’s investigation of Licensee’s compliance with the Public File Rule contained in section 73.3527 of the Commission’s rules (Rules). The Bureau’s Audio Division suspended processing of the Application because Licensee did not comply with its public file obligations in section 73.3527.”
To see a copy of the FCC’s decision and the specifics of the Consent Decree click HERE.
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