Friday, December 6, 2013

Chicago Radio: FCC Fines CC For EEO Violations

The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday that is was fining CCM+E's Chicago cluster Chicago cluster for failing to meet with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) rules.

The FCC levied a fine of $20,000 and strict reporting conditions have been proposed against the Chicago radio stations after nearly three dozen violations during a two-year period.

The fine comes after the FCC reviewed of CC's hiring practices over the period of August 1, 2009 through July 31, 2011. Out of the 36 full-time vacancies at their Chicago radio stations, Clear Channel allegedly did not follow the proper EEO rules for 33 of those hires.

Specifically, CC/Chicago failed to notify numerous agencies of the vacancies. The FCC's review also found that Clear Channel Chicago failed to properly self-analyze their recruitment program on an ongoing basis.

Read the Commissions Notice of Apparent Liability: Click Here.

Tom's Take:  Could the fines be tied to this week's departure of PD Kris Kelly from CC's WGCI and WKSC?

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