FCC slams Michigan small market operator.

The Commission has proposed a fine of $18,000 against licensee Roy E Henderson for several offenses, including unauthorized operation, nonconforming facilities, at Henderson’s WBNZ/Frankfort, MI. For one thing, the station was operating at only 1.4 kW instead of the licensed 50 kW for a year and a half without getting a Special Temporary Authorization until after the fact. The FCC has indicated that once the fine is paid, the station’s license will be renewed.