NYC Spanish Radio Fined by FCC for Prank Call

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The FCC fined New York City Spanish radio station WSKQ  $16,000 for a five-year-old “prank call” in which a staff member “called a woman pretending to be someone from of a local hospital, telling the woman that her husband had been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident” and died, according to Media Bistro.

According to Media Bistro’s Fishbowl NY, the FCC said WSKQ broke “the telephone broadcast rule” and noted that the woman who was called “had not received prior notice” the call would be played.

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NYC Spanish Radio Fined by FCC for Prank Call

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