Tag: FCC

FCC Fines Saga $10,000 for "Willful Violations"

ITHACA -- The FCC has ordered Saga Communications to pay $10,000 in fines, in regards to what the Commission has ruled to be "willful violations" the company made regarding transmitter W240CB. The ruling came after complaints were filed by the Geneva-based Finger Lakes Media Group, who argued W240CB's signal at 95.9FM had interfered with programming […]

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FCC Auction Includes New AM Station

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- A construction permit for a new AM radio station licensed to Lansing/South Hill is included among more than a dozen new signals up for bids in the FCC's upcoming Auction 88.  The CP will allow the future station to broadcast at 750 kHz and there are two bidders.

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Roser Applies to Buy Herkimer FM Translator

UTICA/ROME -- Locally-owned radio station owner Roser Communications Network could soon be growing: reports say a religious broadcaster has filed an application to sell a Herkimer-based FM translator to RCN for $30,000.

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Finger Lakes Radio Group Facing $30,000 in FCC Fines

GENEVA -- Three stations in the Finger Lakes Radio Group have been fined $10,000 each -- for being honest about their public files lacking information about certain issues which aired on the stations prior to 2001.

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Power 106.9 Completes Tower Move

SYRACUSE -- For years it was somewhat ironic: the urban station that barely had a decent signal in the urban area it was intended to serve.  But now, Power 106.9 (WPHR) sounds a lot more... powerful.  (Go ahead and groan at the pun... it's been a long week, it's Friday evening, we couldn't resist.)

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Buckley Sale Pricetag: $2.1 Million

SYRACUSE -- The pricetag on the sale of Buckley Radio's three-station Syracuse cluster to James V. Johnson's Leatherstocking Media Group was revealed today.  In documents filed with the FCC, the purchase price is listed as $2.1 million.

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Residents Seem Happy with WOKR Tower Adjustments

UTICA-ROME -- A little over a month after the FCC said there are no problems with signal levels at the WOKR(FM) tower in the Town of Floyd, local lawmakers say they're hearing positive feedback from neighbors who originally complained about dangerously high levels of radiation in June.

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FCC Allows AM Simulcasts on FM Translators

WASHINGTON, DC -- A 2007 proposal from the National Association of Broadcasters, which would allow AM stations to use FM translators to increase their audience reach, has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission.

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EMF Responds to WOKR Tower Radiation Claims

UTICA-ROME -- Educational Media Foundation, the owner of WOKR 93.5 FM, has responded to recent reports questioning radiation levels from its broadcast site in the Utica suburb of Floyd.

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FCC Denies Challenge to Saga's Ithaca Acquisitions

ITHACA -- The 5-station cluster operated by Saga Communications will be allowed to stand, after the FCC denied an "Application for Review" filed by the Finger Lakes Alliance for Independent Media. But two FCC commissioners called their agreement "reluctant" in a separate statement.

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