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FCC Ups Indecency Fines

The FCC Friday hiked the maximum amount it can ding broadcasters for a single indecency violation or other transgression of FCC rules to $32,500. The adjustment was made to account for inflation.

Previously the fine was $27,500 and had not been altered since September 2000.

The maximum fine for repeated occurrences of the same violation was also raised to $325,000 from $275,000.