Cumulus Gets Reduced, But Still Big, FCC EEO Rule Flub Fine


Twenty-two months and four weeks ago, Cumulus Media received a hefty Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture from the FCC for not adhering to its Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations at four FMs and an AM serving the Albany, Ga., market it used to own.

Now, the Commission has erased that big, proposed fine by issuing a Forfeiture Order to the Atlanta-headquartered audio content creation and distribution company. However, the financial penalty for Cumulus is only slightly lower in value.

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