In August 2021, one of the nation’s largest broadcast TV station ownership groups asked the FCC to cancel in its entirety a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture handed to the company for its “apparent violation” of the Commission’s Top Four rule.
That effort has failed, as the Commission on Tuesday adopted a forfeiture order fining Gray Television for indeed violating its rule, as it owned two of the top four stations in Anchorage, Alaska.
Gray immediately blasted the FCC, calling the Order “wrongly decided.” As such, the Atlanta-based broadcaster is taking the Commission to court.
That won’t upset Republican Commissioner Nate Simington. He dissented, and penned a two-page explanation as to why he disagrees with his colleagues on the Order.