So sorry, I forgot to renew my licenses…

Jose Garcia holds the licenses for three AM radio stations in Texas. He failed to file his license renewals in 2013. The FCC informed him the licenses had expired and he needed to turn off the transmitter power. He filed the renewals four months late and asked permission to keep the licenses pending a determination by the FCC. The FCC reduced the fine to $2000 after reviewing the tax returns.

FCC Consent Decree

A few months ago, Mr Garcia requested permission to turn the stations off. He says he has no money, no staff, and says he is sick and has an excuse note from his doctor. The FCC said “no”, even though he is a minority station owner – something of great importance to the FCC

Saving AM radio?

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