Are these Fines Actually Paid?

The FCC has fined Scripps Broadcasting $1,130,000 for failing to conduct the required daily inspections of lighting systems at 10 structures, failing to completely log 12 lighting failures at 7 structures, and failure to timely notify the FCC of the acquisition of 2 antenna structures. Scripps recently acquired these structures from the same entity knowing that the fine was coming. These violations apparently came to light and probably contributed to the FCC taking action after a small aircraft hit one of that entity’s towers.


Category: Enforcement Corner