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Daytimer in Louisiana Slammed With Huge Fine

KGLA(AM) is supposed to operate for a limited period of time before and after sunset. The FCC says the station has been working overtime. During the month of October, the commission says KGLA owned by Crocodile Broadcasting "willfully and repeatedly violated the rule by operating later than allowed. The station was also cited for failing to keep a complete public inspection file. The price to pay - $14,000.

A commission agent from the Enforcement Bureau’s New Orleans Office witnessed the station operating after 8:30PM after receiving a call of interference from another station. When questioned about night-time operations, the general manager admitted that the station had been operating at reduced power throughout the night for a number of years.  He stated that he thought the station was authorized to operate at night.  In addition, the general manager was unable to produce a complete public inspection file.