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Texas Radio Stations Issued FCC Fines for Failing to Timely File License Renewal Applications

The FCC’s Media Bureau issued two Texas radio stations a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture on Sept. 21 for failing to timely file a license renewal application.

Section 73.3539(a) of the FCC’s rules requires that applications for renewal of license for broadcast stations must be filed “not later than the first day of the fourth full calendar month prior to the expiration date of the license sought to be renewed.” 

Texas radio stations were required to have file their license renewal applications by April 1.

The FCC fined Guillermo Garza $3,000 for failure to timely file a license renewal application for KWMC-AM Del Rio.

Holy Spirit Oil Filled Ministry was fined $1,500 for failure to timely file a license renewal application for KERC-LPFM, Kermit.

The FCC said neither station provided an explanation for the untimely filing. 

Both licensees have 30 days to pay the proposed forfeiture or file a written statement seeking reduction or cancellation of the proposed fine.

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