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Two More TV Stations Face FCC Fines

The Federal Communications Commission proposed fining KBZK-TV Bozeman, Mont., and KRIS-TV Corpus Christi, Texas, a total of $14,000 for failure to properly maintain their public files.

KBZK-TV took the biggest hit at $10,000 for not having five years’ worth of issues/programs lists on file. Those are the lists that show what issues of public importance the station's programming had addressed.

KRIS was fined $4,000 for omitting one year's worth of the same issues/program list.

Both stations volunteered the lapses in their license-renewal filings.

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.