Two Television Stations Fall Short on Children’s Rules


ArrestedThere are a lot of things to consider when running a television station, including compliance with FCC rules and regulations. One particular area of FCC governance seems to be getting short shrift at the station level.

It concerns compliance with the rules governing children’s television.

The majority of FCC actions involving television stations of late seem to be falling under this category.

Two stations have run afoul of the requirement to submit necessary reports on the topic to the FCC in a timely manner.

Ketchikan TV LLC’s KDMD-TV Anchorage is one of them. It had an eight-quarter deficit of filed reports, and has been hit with a notice of apparent liability for $6,000.

The other is Mountain Licenses LP’s KFFX-TV Pendleton OR. It was missing two quarterly reports, and was hit with an NAL for $3,000.