Constructing a communications tower without proper protection of nearby AM broadcast stations will provide construction delays, FCC violations and costly fines. You may also encounter a lawsuit from the AM broadcaster who might institute action to recover lost advertising revenues. The complaint: Your structure severely restricted the coverage pattern of the station and sponsors stopped advertising due to a limited response to their message. It's a tough case to prove and oftentimes the broadcaster will not win, but you'll incur considerable legal expenses in defending your company. Frequently, insurance companies will settle a claim rather than go through protracted discovery procedures and other legal expenses.