FCC Complaints Allege Public File Violations

Earlier this week, the Campaign Legal Center and Issue One, two political “watchdog” organizations, filed FCC complaints against two Atlanta TV stations, WPCH and WSB, alleging violations of the rules that govern the documents that need to be placed into a station’s public inspection file regarding political “issue advertising.”

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FCC Toughens Public File Enforcement

In the past decade, $10,000 has become the standard “go to” fine for even minor public file violations. In fact, there was a recent case where the FCC chose to adjust its base fine upward and issue a $15,000 fine for a public inspection file violation.