How did WMFO get away with that??

Sid Schweiger
Sat Dec 16 21:34:55 EST 2006

>>But these days, unless somebody complains to the FCC, there are not 
many investigations nor are there sudden inspections.<<

Oh, but there definitely are sudden inspections.  The FCC may not do as
many as they did once upon a time, but they still do them, and proof can
be found in a quick glance at the FCC's web page devoted specifically to
Enforcement Bureau actions (  These
notices cover all the areas of FCC concern, but even if you just look at
the broadcasting ones, you will often see that the violations were
discovered during routine inspections.

The FCC is also fond of doing what they call "enforcement sweeps," where
they will visit every station in a given area and look for a specific
violation, such as one of the "big three" (local public file, EAS or
tower lights).

Sid Schweiger
IT Manager, Entercom New England
20 Guest St / 3d Floor
Boston MA  02135-2040
Phone: 617-779-5369
Fax: 617-779-5379

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