So I filed a FCC complaint today against the four local stations. Below is the text. I read a little about this - not much so there may be some excuse that they can use. Hope not and will be interesting to see what comes out of this.
The four local TV stations in Anchorage Alaska (Kimo, KTUU, KTVA and KTBY) have taken it upon themselves to add additional commercials beyond what is normally slotted for. This in itself is not a violation of FCC broadcast rules, but it does mean that programming in the evenings does not end at 8pm, 9pm etc as is standard in the lower 48. It means that one program may end at 8.33 and the next one at 9.07. These adjustments to a "standard" broadcast schedule is not being communicated to the consumers through any media. Local papers, guides on cable and through satellite providers are inaccurate.
I believe that this is a clear violation of the Program and System Information Protocol as issued by the FCC. While the intent of the order may originally have been against live broadcasts running long it should also be implemented against incorrect "up-front" information. I look forward to your review of the matter.