Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Two Hawaii stations may or may not lose their licenses as FCC dawdles on
by Larry Geller
Suppose you felt you were being irradiated by a radio transmitting tower next door that was in violation of FCC rules. You’d call the FCC about it, right? You’d get some inspectors down there with scientific instruments. They’d have to put a stop to it. Right?
Well, good luck with that. For those who have nothing else to do on this Valentine’s day, check out how these Hawaii folks were allegedly exposed to radiation by transmitting towers not in spec at least since 2004 and the FCC kind of limped along. It’s now 2012 and the station licenses may or may not be in jeopardy.
As I said, this is only if you have nothing else to do. The link is here (pdf).
The stations referred to in the FCC order are KAOI-FM, Wailuku, Hawaii, and KNUQ(FM), Paauilo, Hawaii.