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BAS gets big FCC fine!

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BAS gets big FCC fine!

Post by WOHO » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:47 am

Tried to buy WTTF-AM and FM translator without getting FCC approval first will cost your $8K according to Radio World:

"...An Ohio broadcaster agreed to pay $8,000 as part of a consent decree after purchasing two licenses without consent from the Federal Communications Commission. Earlier this year Media Bureau began investigating the assignment of station WTTF(AM) and FM translator W227BJ from Tiffin Broadcasting to BAS Broadcasting..."

They tried to buy it piecemeal for over half a million to boot, like $600K for Tiffin??



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Re: BAS gets big FCC fine!

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:33 pm

Big fine? More like a slap on the wrist.


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Re: BAS gets big FCC fine!

Post by TC Talks » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:32 pm

Technically, they didn't own the licenses.


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Re: BAS gets big FCC fine!

Post by TeddyBear » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:07 am

I wonder if the fine was so low for these reasons:

1) Am is clearly dying. fewer and fewer listeners.

2) The signal was not a major one, as in LPFM.

3) Bas had no priors.

4) Was not a "metro" market. Low profile, Lower income.

5) Bas serves the community well.

Just my thoughts. I agree, it is just not a big fine. $20 Thou, then I might take note.


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Re: BAS gets big FCC fine!

Post by WOHO » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:29 am

It's just that they're a small company; I am still taken aback how much that they think the value of this property is? Over half a million?



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Re: BAS gets big FCC fine!

Post by TeddyBear » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:05 pm

WOHO wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:29 am
It's just that they're a small company; I am still taken aback how much that they think the value of this property is? Over half a million?
I'm thinking that the FCC is not giving allotments for corporate size, regarding fines. I think that's what you are telling us, along with the owners having big heads.


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Re: BAS gets big FCC fine!

Post by Colonel Flagg » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:42 pm

WOHO wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:29 am
It's just that they're a small company; I am still taken aback how much that they think the value of this property is? Over half a million?
BAS must have really wanted into Tiffin to pay that much. As I recall, Doug Stefan donated WTTF, didn't he? As to the FCC, they're getting a little heavy handed lately. The lawyers are the only winners.


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