Sexy Radio Still Rubbing the Wrong Way
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Source: Mi2N - March 21, 2002
Off-color radio antics - made famous by one Howard Stern - are still rattling those fragile eardrums.
On March 21, the FCC took action against Emmis Radio Licence Corp. - licensee of WKQX FM in Chicago - for broadcasting sexually explicit language and material on the "Mancow's Morning Madhouse" show, such as references to organs and other sex acts. After reportedly violating different sections of FCC law, Emmis is liable for over $21,000 in forfeitures, while claiming that objections never took place until this point.
In an effort to rebut FCC policy, the under-fire license organization argued that the Mancow show has been airing since 1998, and that the opinions of a single individual should not reflect the thoughts and feelings of a community.
Emmis is required to respond within 30 days of the FCC's notice.
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