FCC fines Dixie over equal jobs regs

The FCC Wednesday fined Dixie Broadcasting of Decatur, Ala., $ 50,000 for violating the agency’s equal employment opportunity regulations.

Dixie operates radio stations WHOS-AM and WDRM-FM in Decatur. The FCC found that Dixie exhibited “gross negligence and wanton carelessness” in underreporting the number of minority people it has hired in recent years.

However, the FCC refused to revoke the license of Dixie, as was requested by the D.C.-based National Black Media Coalition.

The FCC earlier this week fined Edens Broadcasting, the licensee of KOY-AM/FM , Phoenix, $ 25,000 for failing to actively recruit minorities for employment.

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