Friday, March 23, 2007

LR Clear Channel Stations Hit by Fine

Source: Broadcasting and Cable The FCC has proposed another $26,000 in fines against TV stations-- in this case two Arkansas outlets owned by Clear Channel-- for what it called "willful and repeated" violations of commercial limits in children's programming and kids TV reporting violations.

The FCC proposed fining KLRT-TV Little Rock, Ark., $14,000 for a number of violations, including airing a Garfield commercial in a TV show containing the character, as well as misplacing and failing to file required documents regarding its children's programming. Garfield was a not allowed because the FCC limits commercials in kids TV shows to 10.5 minutes on weekends and 12.5 minutes during the week. The FCC counts the entire show as a commercial if it contains so-called host selling.

The commission proposed fining Clear Channel's KASN-TV Pine Bluff, Ark. for similar filing lapses, and for airing a Fruit Loops commercial in 2001 featuring Buzz Lightyear during a Buzz Lightyear show.

The FCC has proposed fines and official sanctions against a number of stations for kids TV rule violations in the past year.

12 Comments:

At 2:53 PM, March 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has to be a first. You mean to tell me that no one has anything to say about this at all? I'm shocked. It says a lot when people on this blog will bash someone or a station when something positive happens but when something negative happens to a station no one has a comment.

 
At 3:37 PM, March 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We just don't CARE about Clear Channel !

 
At 4:33 PM, March 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have the best host selling graphics package around.

 
At 7:22 PM, March 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think nobody is bashing 16 because none of us would have known if this problem were happening at our own station. Plus, most of the people on this blog don't work in traffic or master control, so we don't have to deal with it on a daily basis.

Still, major gaffe on the part of both Clear Channel stations.

 
At 6:00 AM, March 28, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could someone please tell me what "The C W" stands for?

 
At 8:16 AM, March 28, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CW stands for Clearly Worst

 
At 8:26 AM, March 28, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, actually it's CBS/Warner Bros.

 
At 12:30 AM, March 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CW stands for CBS Warner Brothers because it is half owned by CBS and the other half Warner Brothers

 
At 5:17 PM, March 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"CW stands for CBS Warner Brothers because it is half owned by CBS and the other half Warner Brothers"

Thank you for telling me and not making a joke of it. That just shows jealousy and ignorance.

 
At 12:11 PM, March 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Thank you for telling me and not making a joke of it. That just shows jealousy and ignorance."

WTF? Are you high or something? That statement made no sense whatsoever.

 
At 6:07 PM, March 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I now realize that it might be above you so I don't expect you to understand it. With a vocabulary that contains WTF, may will need some help. Sorry.

 
At 9:09 PM, March 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some radio stations should be fined for the language they use on the air. I guess they have to in order to get an audience these days.

 

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