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A $15K Fine For A Laundry List Of Violations


Debut Broadcasting, former owners of WLTM-FM and WNIX-AM in Greenville, Mississippi, gets hit for failing to maintain operational emergency alert system (EAS) equipment, maintain EAS logs, and operate in a mode and power authorized by its license. Agents observed WNIX-AM operating with daytime power. The operations manager admitted that WNIX-AMs equipment was not functioning properly and was not capable of switching to nighttime mode and power. But that's not all.

During the inspection, the agents also observed that Stations WLTM-FM and WNIX-AM were sharing EAS equipment with a third co-owned and co-located station. The equipment that switched the EAS equipment to stations WLTM-FM and WNIX-AM, however, was malfunctioning, thereby leaving stations WLTM-FM and WNIX-AM with no operational EAS equipment. The operations manager admitted that it had been some time since the switching equipment worked and since stations WLTMFM and WNIX-AM had operational EAS equipment.

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