Contest Gets Magic 106.7/Boston In Hot Water With FCC
April 8, 2009 at 11:04 AM (PT)
The FCC has issued a proposed $4,000 fine against GREATER MEDIA AC WMJX (MAGIC 106.7)/BOSTON for contest rule violations. A winner in the station's "Cool, Hot or Green" contest complained that the grand prize was not a free car but, rather, a two-year lease that was contingent on the winner passing a credit check. The lease arrangement was disclosed in the official rules but not in the on-air announcements.
In addition, BEST MEDIA has been fined $2,000 for late license renewal applications and unauthorized operation of FM translators K217DJ/KEMAH, TX, W207B1/UNIVERSITY PARK, IL, W206B1/HAMTRAMCK, MI, and K217DP/BARKER, TX.