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S.F. station fined for excess ads

A San Francisco TV station has been fined $40,000 by the Federal Communications Commission for allegedly airing too many commercials during children’s programming hours.

KBHK-TV, a UPN affiliate owned by Chris-Craft Industries, exceeded the kidvid commercial time limits on 218 occasions between January 1992 and May 1993, according to the FCC.

The Children’s Television Act of 1990 limits commercials during kids’ TV hours to 10 1/2 minutes per hour on weekends and 12 minutes on weekdays. The law also bars the insertion of commercials in a program that promote products mentioned in the show.

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