An update to our item yesterday about the FCC’s proposed $15,000 fine against KCSM-TV in San Mateo for allowing the s-word and f-word to go out over the air during a documentary: The San Mateo Daily Journal is reporting today (March 16) that the station is considering fighting the fine. Reporter Dana Yates quotes KCSM General Manager Marilyn Lawrence as saying that the matter will go to the San Mateo County Community College District, which holds the station’s license. The district, which is tax-supported and whose board is elected by county voters, will decide whether to challenge the obscenity ruling, or possibly pay it because the legal fees for such a fight might exceed the amount of the fine.

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