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Company: iHeart Communications Inc.
Current Parent CompanyiHeartMedia
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Penalty: $1,000,000
Year: 2015
Date: May 19, 2015
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: telecommunications violation
Violation Description: The Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureauresolved an investigation into the misuse of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) tones by iHeartCommunications, Inc., a subsidiary of iHeartMedia. The company agreed to pay a $1 million civil penalty, admitted to misuse of EAS tones, and agreed to a compliance and reporting plan as a result of airing a false emergency alert.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Federal Communications Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Texas
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: media
Specific Industry of Current Parent: broadcasting
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