WCIU fined for kids’ ad violations

This dates way back when WCIU-TV carried Kids’ WB programming, and this is the price they paid for it: The Weigel-owned independent station was fined $16,500 for kids’ ad violations by the FCC, regarding Pokemon product placement on Eggo waffles and Fruit By The Foot fruit roll-ups (perhaps this is one of reasons why WCIU dropped Kids’ WB from the station in 2004. The animated program block later moved to WGN-TV.)

In other words, don’t look for Pokemon to be WCIU’s mascot anytime soon.

CW affiliate WNAB-TV in Nashville was also hit by the FCC for failing to properly maintain their public inspection files.