FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
News media information 202/418-0500
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
February 6, 2002
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:|
John Winston (202) 418-7450
Washington, D.C. -- Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed to revoke all radio licenses held by Peninsula Communication, Inc. (Peninsula). The FCC also imposed a fine of $140,000 on Peninsula. The Commission found that Peninsula failed to comply with a Commission order to cease translator operations in various communities in Alaska.
In proposing the fine last year, the Commission warned Peninsula that continued unlawful operation of the translators could place at risk all of Peninsula's full service radio station licenses and other translator station licenses. In light of Peninsula's continued defiance of the Commission's order to cease operations, the Commission has now begun a hearing on whether to revoke all of Peninsula's licenses.
Actions by the Commission, February 1, 2002, by Forfeiture Order (FCC 02-31), and by Order to Show Cause (FCC 02-32), Chairman Powell, Commissioners Abernathy, Copps and Martin.
Enforcement Bureau Contacts: John Winston at (202) 418-7450 James Shook at (202) 418-1420