WMAQ hit with kids’ programming fine

Still on holiday, but this news is important since this involves FCC action against a local TV station:

WMAQ-TV, owned by NBC Universal, was hit with a $10,000 fine from the Federal Communications Commission for failing to publicize the “existence and location” of its children’s TV programming reports.

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Also on the FCC beat, former CBS O&O KUTV in Salt Lake City has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle an outstanding complaint against the station for airing a controversial episode in 2004 of Without A Trace. The complaint was filed by the Parents Television Council.

CBS recently sold the station and six others to Four Points Media Group, which was formed by Cerberus Capital Management. The deal is expected to close in the next two weeks.