CBS Radio has long maintained that KDKA-AM (1020) mid-morning host Marty Griffin’s Thanksgiving Day 2007 announcement that he would give away $1 million to a caller was obviously a prank. The FCC issued a contest-rule fine of $6000 in February 2009 but CBS kept fighting the ruling because the section of rules cited by the Commission was not applicable. Now both sides have signed a consent decree including a 3-year compliance plan which will educate staffers about FCC rules for contests and the filing of regular reports. CBS will also make a voluntary contribution of $6000 but continues to deny non-compliance to the rule.
Complete saga here.