Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
iHeart Communications Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
iHeartMedia
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 Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
media
Specific Industry of Parent: 
broadcasting
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.