FCC Report 7/22: Alaska FM Fined & Surrenders License


A day after the FCC fined Alaska Educational Radio System’s 88.9 KABN-FM Kasilof AK for $20,000 and granted the station only a two year license renewal, the licensee requested the station’s license be deleted. In the forfeiture, the FCC found the station operated at variance from its licensed parameters without authority to do so four tme, and willfully and went silent on five separate occasions for over 30 days each without an STA. As part of the order, the station’s 2014 license transfer to Kenai Cares was dismissed as defective.

Alaska Educational Radio System was also fined an additional $10,000 for taking 92.5 K223BJ Eagle River, 104.5 K283AZ Anchorage, and 107.9 K300BY Willow Creek AK silent without authorization multiple times.

Independent School District #283 has turned in the license for 106.5 KDXL St. Louis Park MN. The Class D station shared time with University of Minnesota’s “Radio K” KUOM-FM St. Louis Park.

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