WXXV-TV Gulfport, Miss., Faces $10K FCC Fine

The Federal Communications Commission proposed fining WXXV-TV Gulfport, Miss., $10,000 for violating its children's TV rules.

In applying for its license renewal, the station volunteered to the FCC that several quarters' worth of files documenting its compliance with kids’-TV ad limits, programming reports and issues/program lists were missing from its public files.

The station said they had been accidentally discarded and most of them had since been re-created. But the FCC does not accept inadvertence as a defense and proposed the fine.

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.