Beasley Gets Proposed Fine For False EAS Code Airing


On November 28, every FOX Network affiliate and owned-and-operated station in the U.S. aired what appeared to be a 45-second promotional message that, in its first three seconds, features the Emergency Alert System (EAS) tone. The penalty could be severe for FOX as the FCC investigates the incident.

How big could that fine get? A proposed financial penalty presented to Beasley Media Group for a single instance at a Talk station serving Las Vegas provides a hint at what could come for FOX.

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