How did WMFO get away with that??

A. Joseph Ross
Sun Dec 17 00:51:56 EST 2006

On 16 Dec 2006 at 19:34, Sid Schweiger wrote:

> 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.
As I recall, when the Republicans took over Congress, there were a 
number of members who wanted to abolish the FCC.  They settled for 
cutting its budget, so that it didn't have the resources to do 
enforcement.  A change in the political climate in Washington may 
result in an FCC more interested in making stations operate in the 
"public interest," whatever that is assumed to mean.

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