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First off, I submit to you, that I do agree with abiding by the law; but I feel as if there is a clear distinction between abiding by the law as its written and “playing nice”. The latter, to me, conjurs images of one bending over backwards after having done all he/she can do to comply, work hard, be respectful and abide by the FCC’s own rules set forth for Part 15’s. To me, that is unacceptable and demeaning. If that means “playing nice” forget it. This is still America, guys. The KENC thing is akin to McDonald’s having a ‘beef’, no pun intended, well-maybe, with a local burger stand. Mickey D’s sends a health inspector to check the burger stand out, inspector finds a dirty rag under a sink, gives them 30 days to “fix the problem”. Instead of getting rid of the offending kitchen rag, little burger stand guy says, “Oh, the competition doesn’t like me, they’ve sent restaurant inspectors to check us out. I’m just going to close for good”. What?! Who does that? If you’re little burger stand guy, you simply get rid of the nasty rag.
Guys, I have read the case against KENC. I understood it weeks ago. My question still begs to be answered. Why would they (KENC) not make the inspector’s corrections to their set-up and continue serving the community? I’m asking you guys for your opinions, basically. Hopefully, the KENC guy reads this and can offer up his views on why he shutdown his operations.
Special aside: At one of the stations I used to work for, we had a guy on the air (Talk show host) who dropped f-bombs and other vile garbage on his show daily. FCC warnings were issued monthly to the station owner based on listeners/other station’s complaints. The show host was suspended twice in 13 years by management. The station? It was never, ever fined by the FCC-ever! Just warned repeatedly. I dunno guys. For me, after working in this industry for 13 years, I’ve seen it all. Complaints to the FCC were the norm during my tenure at the aforementioned station. Their subsequent actions were nill. Sooooo…., when I read that a Part 15er was out of compliance for some reason or another, and it failed to comply within (30) days, or just decided to end its transmissions, I, the former General Manager of a radio station in a top 50 market, tends to wonder…., why?
My question remains unanswered as of yet. Ok, back to work I go, lunch break over.