A Matter Of Timing – FCC Cancels Some Of Record Fines

The FCC has canceled a quarter of the fines it recently leveled. A change in heart? Policy? Nope. “The Indiana stations that had aired CBS’s Without a Trace that included the objectionable scene of teen-sex party, aired the broadcast at 10 p.m. in the Central and Mountain zones when indecency broadcasts are protected, rather than at 9 p.m. when the broadcast could be fined (the indecency “safe harbor” is 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.).”