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Enhanced Underwriting for Non-Commercial Broadcast Stations

Section 399B of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (47 U.S.C. § 399b) and Sections 73.503 and 73.621 of the Commission's rules, (47 C.F.R. §§ 73.503 and 73.621) govern enhanced underwriting issues related to non-commercial broadcast stations. For information regarding these provisions, click here.

The Enforcement Bureau's Investigations & Hearings Division is responsible for investigating complaints regarding violations of the non-commercial broadcast station enhanced underwriting rules. 

Enforcement Actions

04-15-2011 New Beginning World Outreach, Inc., WNBV(FM), Grundy, Virginia (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
12-16-2010 Tri-State public communications, Inc. (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
06-15-2010 National Farmworkers Service Center, Inc., KUFW(FM), Woodlake, California (NAL)
04-28-2010 Hazard Community broadcasting, WLZD-LP, Hazard, Kentucky (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
04-27-2010 WAY-FM Media Group, Inc., KXWA(FM), Loveland, Colorado (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
12-09-2009 Payson Council for the Musical Arts, Inc., KRIM-LP, Payson, Arizona (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
11-06-2009 Long Island University Public Radio Network (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
09-25-2009 Daystar public radio, Inc. (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
08-25-2009 Ministerio Radial Cristo Viene Pronto, Inc., WCRP(FM), Guayama, PR (FORFEITURE ORDER)
07-31-2009 Jones College, WKTZ-FM, Jacksonville, Florida (FORFEITURE ORDER)
08-03-2009 Pontifical Catholic University of puerto rico Service Association, Inc., WPUC-FM, Ponce, Puerto Rico (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
07-21-2009 Power Radio Corporation, Georgetown, Texas (FORFEITURE ORDER)
07-10-2009 Lancaster Educational Broadcasting Foundation, WFCO(FM), Lancaster, Ohio (FORFEITURE ORDER)
07-08-2009 Lancaster Educational Broadcasting Foundation, WFCO(FM), Lancaster, Ohio (FORFEITURE ORDER)
06-26-2009 Cayuga County Community College, WDWN(FM) Auburn, New York (FORFEITURE ORDER)
03-18-2009 Power Radio Corporation (NAL)
02-10-2009 Independence Public Media of Philadelphia, Inc., WYBE(TV), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (NAL)
02-10-2009 Lancaster Educational Broadcasting Foundation, WFCO(FM), Lancaster, Ohio (NAL)
01-16-2009 Cayuga County Community CollegE (NAL)
01-16-2009 Ministerio Radial Cristo Viene Pronto, Inc. (NAL)
01-16-2009 Jones College (NAL)
01-16-2009 American Institute for Jewish Education (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
12-22-2008 Word of God Fellowship, Inc. et al. d/b/a Daystar Television Network (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
10-23-2008 Christian Voice of Central Ohio, Inc. (M.O.&O.)
06-11-2008 WNYC Radio (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
05-09-2008 Christian Voice of Central Ohio Inc. (FORFEITURE ORDER)
03-13-2008 Southern Rhode Island Public Radio Broadcasting, Inc., WKIV(FM), Westerly, Rhode Island (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
02-25-2008 Long Pond Baptist Church, WTBH(FM), Chiefland, Florida (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
03-06-2007 Navajo Missions, Inc., KNMI(FM), Farmington, New Mexico (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
02-16-2007 CSSI Non-Profit Educational Broadcasting Corporation, KSQX(FM), Springtown, Texas, KMQX (FM), Weatherford, Texas, KYQX(FM), Weatherford, Texas (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
10-26-2005 Minority Television Project, Inc., KMTP-TV, San Francisco, California (M.O.&O.)
07-06-2005 Hispanic Broadcast System, Inc., WQQZ(FM), Clermont, Florida (FORFEITURE ORDER)
03-17-2005 Caguas Educational TV, Inc., WLAZ(FM), Kissimmee, Florida (NAL)
03-08-2005 WVRM, INC., WCNJ(FM), Hazlet, New Jersey (ORDER)
03-08-2005 WVRM, INC., WCNJ(FM), Hazlet, New Jersey (CONSENT DECREE)
02-25-2005 Brevard Youth Education Broadcasting Corporation, WCEE-LP, Melbourne, Florida (ORDER)
02-25-2005 Brevard Youth Education Broadcasting Corporation, WCEE-LP, Melbourne, Florida (CONSENT DECREE)
02-09-2005 Hispanic Broadcast System, Inc., WQQZ(FM), Clermont, Florida (NAL)
02-09-2005 Minority Television Project, Inc., KMTP-TV, San Francisco, California (NAL)
12-23-2004 Minority Television Project, Inc., KMTP-TV, San Francisco, California (ORDER ON REVIEW)
12-07-2004 Christian Voice of Central Ohio, Inc., WCVZ(FM), South Zanesville, Ohio (NAL)
11-09-2004 Technology Information Foundation, Ltd., Eau Claire, Wisconsin (M.O.&O.)
10-22-2004 Fort Wayne Public Television, Inc., WFWA(TV)/DT, Fort Wayne, Indiana (ORDER &

CONSENT DECREE)
04-12-2004 American Family Association, WAEF(FM), Americus, Georgia (M.O.&O.)
12-23-2003 Minority Television Project, Inc., KMTP-TV, San Francisco, California (FORFEITURE ORDER)
12-04-2003 Great Lakes Community Broadcasting, Inc., Onsted and Mount Pleasant, Michigan (M.O.&O.)
12-01-2003 Jones College, WKTZ-FM, Jacksonville, Florida (M.O.&O.)
01-31-2003 Family Vision Ministries, Inc., KAYH(FM), Fayetteville, Arkansas (M.O.&O.)
10-02-2002 Calvary Bible College, KLJC(FM), Kansas City, MO (M.O.&O.)
08-28-2002 Family Life Educational Foundation, KOUZ(FM), Alexandria, LA (NAL)
08-09-2002 Minority Television Project, Inc., KMTP-TV, San Francisco, CA (NAL)
07-08-2002 Daystar Public Radio, Inc., WKSG(FM), Cedar Creek, FL (M.O.&O.)
12-06-2001 Isothermal Community College, WNCW(FM), Spindale, NC (M.O.&O.)
09-18-2001 Tri-State Inspirational Broadcasting Corporation, WFIX(FM), Florence, AL (M.O.&O.)
06-14-2001 R. J.' S Late Night Entertainment Corporation, WHPR-FM, Highland Park, MI (M.O.&O.)
02-07-2001 Black Media Works, Inc., WJFP(FM), Fort Pierce, FL (M.O.&O.)
05-09-2000 Southern Rhode Island Public Radio Broadcasting, INC., WBLQ(FM), Westerly, RI (NAL)
03-06-2000 Window to the World Communications, Inc., WTTW(TV) (FORFEITURE ORDER )

Complaints

Complaints alleging violation of the enhanced underwriting rules should be in writing and sent to the Federal Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, Investigations & Hearings Division, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554. Complaints should include the call sign and community of license of the station, and the date and time that the announcements that allegedly violate the enhanced underwriting rules were aired. In addition, if possible, it would be helpful for complainants to submit tapes or transcripts of the offending announcements. 

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