A Former Licensee Must Pay Up For FCC Violations

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Can a company that no longer owns a trio of television stations still be held accountable for public file foibles that occurred prior to their sale to another owner?


The answer is yes, as a Pittsburgh-based player has learned — courtesy of a FCC Forfeiture Order released Monday (4/17).

Can this company lobby for a reduction in the total forfeiture price, based on prior-year financial difficulties — even as it takes in a few million dollars from the just-concluded FCC’s spectrum auction?

The FCC ruled on this, too.


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