Thursday, January 16, 2014

KPFK: FCC -$$$ financial information

Continuing to do research to find and disclose information that KPFK radio station on air denies, hides, ignores and does-not-share with it's paying public - the stakeholders who support the station financially, even for decades. Here are some tidbits. More can be added by YOU as you discover and willing disclose what else is actual and  real [ not just blurt opinions or complaints or attacks please !!].

This BLOG is intended to SHARE INFORMATION that takes many hours of research and may be confirmed [as wikipedia does with it's resources listed for the reader to validate or learn more there ].

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NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE  Adopted: January 9, 2014          Released: January 10, 2014        
By the Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau:”

“I. The Media Bureau (“Bureau”) has before it the application of Pacifica Foundation, Inc.  (“Licensee”), for renewal of its license for Station KPFK(FM), Los Angeles, California (“Station”). In  this Memorandum Opinion and Order and Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (“NAL”),1 we find  that Licensee apparently willfully and repeatedly violated Section 73.3527 of the Rules2 by failing to  retain all required documentation in the Station’s public inspection file. Based upon our review of the  record before us, we conclude that Licensee is apparently liable for a monetary forfeiture in the amount of  one thousand dollars ($1,000) …                and

"II. BACKGROUND    2.  Section 73.3527 of the Rules requires a noncommercial broadcast licensee to maintain a  public inspection file containing specific types of information related to station operations. The purpose  of this requirement is to provide the public with timely information about the station at regular intervals  throughout the license period.  

3.   Among the materials required for inclusion in the file are the station’s  quarterly issues/programs lists, which must be retained until final Commission action on the station’s next  license renewal application.   ….

DA 14-31            …first quarter of 2009 are currently missing from the public file.   Licensee’s records from June 2009  indicate that the three missing lists from 2008 were timely prepared, although the missing list from 2009  was not prepared. Licensee attributes these deficiencies to turnovers in managerial personnel.

4.     Proposed Forfeiture. As Licensee has acknowledged, at the time of the filing of the  Station’s license renewal application, and during periods within the license term, the Station’s public  inspection file did not contain many of the items required to be retained in the file by Section 73.3527 of  the Rules. In this regard, where lapses occur in maintaining the public file, neither the negligent acts nor  omissions of station employees or agents, nor the subsequent remedial actions undertaken by the licensee,  excuse or nullify a licensee’s rule violation.

5.    Under Section 503(b)(1)(B) of the Act, a person who is found to have willfully or  repeatedly failed to comply with any provision of the Act or any rule, regulation, or order issued by the  Commission shall be liable to the United States for a forfeiture penalty.9 Section 312(f)(1) of the Act  defines willful as “the conscious and deliberate commission or omission of [any] act, irrespective of any  intent to violate” the law.10       

The legislative history to Section 312(f)(1) of the Act clarifies that this  definition of willful applies to both Sections 312 and 503(b) of the Act,11 and the Commission has so  interpreted the term in the Section 503(b) context.12 Section 312(f)(2) of the Act provides that “[t]he term  ‘repeated,’ when used with reference to the commission or omission of any act, means the commission or  omission of such act more than once or, if such commission or omission is continuous, for more than one  day.….. "

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this information may be changing or changed later, but it was found online
and the relevance of what this site says needs to be questionned to the KPFK management, staff, LSB and all others who have been dedicated to financially maintaining Our Radio Station. 

(c) af 2014 


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