There was a time (about 15 years ago) when the FCC tried to tie broadcasters to the tower for maintenance issues. There was a great pushback and that initiative died out. Tower owners are responsible for lighting and painting unless the tenant has contracted for that responsibility in their lease.
IANAL (I had to look that up after Sherrod used it last week).
Ron Huckeby, CBRE
From: Jerry Kotzman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 9:49 AM
To: CRTech <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Fines for no paint and lights?
Is this anything we'd ever have to be concerned?
On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 10:41 AM, Tom Van Gorkom <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I have no specific example but read in the rules (or someone's explanation) that the leasee could be held responsible for some reason as I remember. Doesn't seem right.
Tom Van Gorkom
Radio Esperanza Engineering, KRIO AM/FM, KOIR FM
On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 9:49 AM, Dave Land <email@example.com> wrote:
Have you ever heard of a station renting space on a tower getting fined if the tower owner has not painted the tower properly or kept it painted properly?
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