WYDM, Dream 97.5, the non-profit radio station that has been kind of a learning lab for Monroe High School and Monroe County Community College students over the years, soon will be run by Monroe Public Access Cable Television. Monroe Public Schools board members unanimously agreed Tuesday night to sell the FM radio station license and equipment to MPACT for $25,000. The station's future has been up in the air since Monroe County Community College dropped funding for it earlier this year
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FCC dings WHPR-FM 88.1 Highland Park with notice of possible $22,000 fine for violations
Not following FCC rules to the letter of the law can prove very costly, and especially burdensome if you're a small community station in one of the poorest communities in Michigan. WHPR-FM 88.1 in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park has been served with a $22,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for violations including transmitting from a location nearly one half of a mile from where it's licensed, public file issues, and emergency alert problems. In addition to the possible fine of $22,000 the station must also "submit a written statement signed under penalty of perjury stating that Station WHPR-FM is now in compliance."