EAS Tone In Stephanie Miller Tour Promo Spot Draws FCC Warning
December 9, 2014 at 1:26 PM (PT)
STEPHANIE MILLER's show is finding out the hard way that you don't have to be an FCC licensee to get in trouble with the agency, as MILLER's SM RADIO PRODUCTIONS, INC. has been issued a warning over EAS tones included in a spot that aired on SIRIUSXM RADIO for MILLER's "Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour."
The admonition does not include an immediate fine but warns SM that failure to comply with rules prohibiting airing of EAS tones for other than an actual alert or authorized test may lead to civil penalties and "substantial monetary forfeitures."
The spot in question was produced by an independent contractor but vetted by an SM employee who thought it was an "outdated tone associated with the precursor to the EAS."