iHeart Communications Tagged $1 Million for Fake EAS Alerts

Posted on June 1st, 2015 by

After an investigation that stretched several months, the FCC recently announced a $1 million fine against iHeart Communications for the misuse of face EAS tones on the Bobby Bones Show.  The fine amount was part of a settlement agreement with the FCC, and included an admission by iHeart that the EAS tones violated the FCC’s EAS rules.  In addition, iHeart implemented a 3-year compliance and reporting plan and removed all simulated or actual EAS tones from the company’s audio production library.