FCC, Liberman Reach $110,000 Consent Decree Over Indecency On TV Show
November 15, 2013 at 4:00 AM (PT)
It's not a radio case, but the FCC has issued its first indecency fine in a long while, arriving at a consent decree with LIBERMAN BROADCASTING INC. over the TV show "JOSE LUIS SIN CENSURA," with the broadcaster paying a "voluntary contribution" of $110,000 to the U.S. Treasury plus a three-year compliance plan.
The show, which aired on LIBERMAN's Spanish-language independents KRCA-TV (ESTRELLA TV)/RIVERSIDE-LOS ANGELES, KMPX-TV/DECATUR-DALLAS, TX, KPNZ-TV/OGDEN-SALT LAKE CITY, and KZJL-TV/HOUSTON, "on several occasions featured pornographic film performers and exotic dancers who engaged in behavior inconsistent with the Commission’s indecency standards for broadcast programming that is aired during the day and early evening," the Commission wrote in a press release.
The controversial program drew fire from GLAAD and the NATIONAL HISPANIC MEDIA COALITION while it was on the air in 2002-2012.