Jimmy Kimmel learns a lesson for $395,000

Jimmy Kimmel has learned an expensive lesson: don’t mess with the US government’s emergency alert system. Kimmel’s network, ABC, was one of four media organisations fined by the Federal Communications Commission this week for improper use of the emergency signal that is sent over television, radio and mobile phones to warn people of danger like floods and fires. The $395,000 to ABC was by far the stiffest. Kimmel used the signal three times as part of a skit on his show. ABC has signed a consent decree agreeing to pay the fine and promising not to improperly use the emergency tones again.