Benner On Washington: ‘Just Pay The FCC Fine — Or…’


By Ken Benner

“…It’s Likely The Legal Expenses Defending Your Station Will Exceed Your Fine.”

A recent published prominent magazine article described the forfeiture of $50,000 for failure to identify a broadcast as prerecorded with the advice referenced in this column’s header.

Indeed, we can recall again and again hearing the words, “The preceding (or the following) (is/was) transcribed,” and wondered why this was important. Isn’t 90+% of most anything hitting our airways pre-prepped and recorded before it is aired?

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