Lexington Coal Fined for Unauthorized Transfer of Licenses

The FCC has proposed penalty of $25,000 against Lexington Coal Company, LLC for the “willful and repeated violation of Section 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Act), and Section 1.948 of the Commission’s rules (Rules)”. Lexington engaged in a substantial transfer of control of its stations from Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. in, 2017, without prior Commission consent, and did not report the transfer until four months after its conclusion. The FCC has a longstanding goal of ensuring that the transfer, assignment, and operation of wireless authorizations are in the public interest. (EB-IHD-19-00028365)

 

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