‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Ordered to Pay FCC $395,000 for Emergency Alert Tone Misuse

Published on Aug 16, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has brought down the hammer on several networks that, according to the agency, misused the Emergency Alert System or Wireless Emergency Alert tones on episodes of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” among other programs. The programs were accused of violating the FCC’s rules on actual or simulated alert tones.

In settling the investigations, the FCC slapped ABC, AMC, Discovery and Meruelo Radio Holdings with civil penalties collectively totaling more than $600,000, according to the federal agency’s release on the issue.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!” violated the rule on Oct.

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Author: Elaine Low