FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 11, Pages 8850 to 9847, July 30 - August 17, 2012 Page: 8,873
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Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of )
AERCO Broadcasting Corporation ) File No.: EB-FIELDSCR-12-00000602
) NAL/Acct. No.: 201232680005
Licensee of Station WSJU-TV ) FRN No.: 0003732435
San Juan, PR 00927 ) Facility ID No.: 4077
NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FOFEITURE AND ORDER
Adopted: July 30, 2012 Released: July 30, 2012
By the Resident Agent, San Juan Office, South Central Region, Enforcement Bureau:
1. In this Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture and Order (NAL), we find that AERCO
Broadcasting Corporation (AERCO), licensee of Station WSJU-TV in San Juan, Puerto Rico, apparently
willfully and repeatedly violated Section 301 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Act), by
operating a studio-to-transmitter link (STL) without FCC authorization.' We conclude that AERCO is
apparently liable for a forfeiture in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000). In addition, we direct
AERCO to submit no later than thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this NAL a statement, signed
under penalty of perjury, describing the steps it has taken to bring its unlicensed STL into compliance.
2. On February 29, and May 16 and 17, 2012, in response to a complaint of interference,
agents from the Enforcement Bureau's San Juan Office (San Juan Office) used direction-finding techniques
to locate the source of radio frequency transmissions on the frequency 2067.5 MHz. On each inspection
date, the agents determined that the source of the transmission on 2067.5 MHz was Station WSJU-TV's
main studio located at 1508 Bori Street, Urb. Antonsanti, San Juan.
3. During the inspection of Station WSJU-TV on May 17, 2012, an agent from the San Juan
Office observed that the Station was operating an aural broadcast STL on the frequency 2067.5 MHz. In
response to the agent's request to see the license for the STL link, the Station employee on duty admitted
that the Station did not have an authorization or license for the STL link. Later that same day, the agent
spoke to the Station's engineer via telephone, and the Station's engineer also admitted that the Station
was using 2067.5 MHz to transmit programming from the main studio to the transmitter site and that the
Station had no license for the STL. The agent consulted the Commission's databases and confirmed that,
indeed, AERCO does not hold a license to operate a STL on 2067.5 MHz from that or any other location.
4. Section 503(b) of the Act provides that any person who willfully or repeatedly fails to
comply substantially with the terms and conditions of any license, or willfully or repeatedly fails to comply
47 U.S.C. 301.
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