A Community LPFM Gets A Huge Fine For Multiple Violations


JUPITER, FLA. — It’s licensed for 20 watts of power at an assigned frequency of 103.9 MHz. This allows the low-power FM radio station to serve the affluent northern Palm Beach County enclaves of Jupiter and Tequesta.

With offices and studios in an office building that includes a Veterans’ Center, WJUP serves as the current incarnation of what had been WJTW, “Hometown Radio” for the two communities, offering programming targeting Haitian immigrants. Now, the LPFM’s owner is on the hook for a hefty fine courtesy of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau.

Why? It failed to operate the LPFM in accordance with FCC rules, and the Bureau’s claims point to egregious violations.

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