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Re: Fines for no paint and lights?
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Subject: Re: Fines for no paint and lights?
From: Kevin Kidd <kkbroadcastengineering@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2018 22:22:58 -0500
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It is my recollection that back in the pre-cell days every licensee (broadcast, 2-way, paging, etc) was liable for the tower lighiting/paint on every tower.  Most of these towers were owned by one or the other of the licensees...  Then along came the vertical real estate folks who owned the structure but had exactly zero licenses for anything.  Not to mention that a lot of the licensee's had exactly zero ownership interest in the structures on which they resided.

Hence along came the FCC tower registration which put most of the lighting liability back on the structure owner.

Even though most of the burden of tower lighting and paint now falls to the structure owner, I believe that the individual licensee's are still liable to some extent in the case that the structure owner fails to maintain proper lighting and/or paint.

I can't quote any specific cases but recall an occasion or two where all licensee's on a tower received stern letters from the FCC and/or FAA just to get a negligent tower owner's attention from several directions.


Kevin C. Kidd, CSRE/AMD
Lawrenceburg, TN
AM Ground Systems Company  -  WD4RAT
kkidd@kkbc.com  --  866-22-RADIO -- 866-227-2346

On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 9:49 AM, Dave Land <dave@klvv.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?
Dave Land
CE The Love Station, Inc.
Ponca City, OK

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