FCC Proposes Fine On KOST For Online Contest
February 13, 2009 at 10:40 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL AC KOST/LOS ANGELES gets slapped with a Notice of Apparent Liability For Forfeiture of $6,000 by the FCC for a contest violation involving the station's website.
The station ran a "LES MISERABLES" ticket giveaway and awarded three of the four prizes about five hours before the close of entries. The station argued that FCC rules do not apply because the contest was conducted only on the website, but the contest was mentioned on the air as part of a promo for the station's online loyalty program.