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FCC Proposes $10K Fine for KYW-TV Philadelphia

The Federal Communications Commission Tuesday proposed fining CBS-owned KYW-TV Philadelphia $10,000 for failing to put some records in its public files.

The station volunteered in its license-renewal application that it inadvertently failed to file several years' worth of reports detailing its children's-TV shows and the issues of public importance it had addressed in its programming.

KYW-TV said the omissions were human error and had been corrected, but the FCC's Media Bureau called the failure to put them there in the first place a willful and repeated violation and proposed the fine.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.