Overpower FM Translator Prompts $12,000 FCC Fine
Broadcast Law Blog
AUGUST 9, 2018
In an Order released earlier this week , the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau imposed a $12,000 fine on the licensee of an FM translator in California because FCC inspections revealed that the translator was operating above its licensed power. With so many new translators coming on the air, it is important for operators to remember to limit TPO to what is specified in a license. But translators need approval to change TPO before it is done.