FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
January 3, 2005
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:|
Janice Wise at (202) 418-7450
Washington, D.C. - The Federal Communications Commission today released a Memorandum Opinion and Order affirming the $25,000 forfeiture it imposed on A-O Broadcasting, Inc. (``A-O''), licensee of former FM Station KTMN, Cloudcroft, New Mexico, for violating radiofrequency radiation (``RFR'') exposure limits applicable to tower transmitters, and for failing to install and operate Emergency Alert System (``EAS'') equipment.
The action denies A-O's petition for reconsideration of the Commission's December 29, 2003 Forfeiture Order. The 2003 Forfeiture Order was the first time the FCC imposed a monetary forfeiture for violation of its RFR exposure limits.
Action by the Commission on December 28, 2004, by Memorandum Opinion and Order (FCC 04-297). Chairman Powell, Commissioners Abernathy, Copps, Martin and Adelstein.
Enforcement Bureau Contacts: Janice Wise at (202) 418-8165 or Thomas Fitz-Gibbon at (202) 418-0693, (888) 835-5322 (TTY)