WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Communications Commission today issued a proposed $325,000 fine against Schurz Communications' WDBJ-TV Roanoke, VA for a three-second image that appeared in a July 12, 2012 newscast. The following statement can be attributed to Dennis Wharton, NAB executive vice president, Communications:
"NAB is disappointed with today's remarkably punitive indecency fine proposed against WDBJ. Schurz Communications apologized for the fleeting image, which was clearly unintended. This unprecedented fine against a family-owned broadcaster with a demonstrated commitment to serving communities is wholly unwarranted."
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