KJOT Fined By FCC For Contest Rule Violations
March 11, 2013 at 3:55 AM (PT)
The FCC has fined JOURNAL BROADCAST CORP. Classic Rock KJOT/BOISE, ID $4,000 for contest rule violations.
The fine arose from a complaint alleging that KJOT's "Ultimate Garage" contest "did not advertise that it would award all contest prizes to a single individual." On-air announcements referred to online official rules, which referred to "single and multiple prize 'winners.'"
The station asserted that the nature of the name of the contest indicated a single winner, and that two of the 10 recorded announcements indicated that the contest was winner-take-all, but the FCC rejected the arguments and noted that the announcements and recorded promos did not indicate when or how the winner would be chosen or the nature and value of all of the prizes, or that those chosen to qualify would have to be at a final event at a particular day and time to participate.
And the Commission has proposed a $14,000 fine against LATIN BROADCASTING COMPANY for tower lighting violations at a tower in DALLAS CENTER, IA. LATIN BROADCASTING CO. owns Spanish KDLS-F/PERRY, IA.