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Clear Channel Hit With FCC Fines

January 27, 2004 - Posted at 3:38 p.m. CDT

 

WASHINGTON, DC - Federal regulators are proposing fines against one of the nation's leading broadcast companies that aired what may have been indecent material.

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing a total fine of $755,000 against San Antonio, Texas-based Clear Channel Communications, the highest forfeiture ever proposed against a media company.  Clear Channel owns five radio stations in Jonesboro; KBTM (am 1230), KNEA ( am 970), KIYS (101.9 fm), KKEY (95.9 fm), and KFIN (107.9 fm).  However, none of the local Clear Channel properties are implicated in the FCC violations.

The FCC says it found 26 apparent indecency violations in connection with one of the media giant's syndicated programs, known as the "Bubba the Love Sponge" program.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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