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$18K Fine For Encino Broadcasting


Encino Broadcasting is facing an NAL from the FCC for failing to file timely renewal applications and operating stations KELG-AM in Manor, Texas; KOKE-AM in Pflugerville, Texas; and KTXZ-AM in West Lake Hills, Texas, after their licenses had expired. Encino admitted it had not filed timely renewals earlier this year stating it was due to station owner Jose Garcia suffering "through a succession of serious and debilitating illnesses, is being treated by a number of different physicians, and has been hospitalized or been to hospital emergency rooms on a constant basis since 2008." The commission reinstated the stations but is standing firm on the fines. Read the entire NAL HERE