August 21, 2002
Makes for a great "I Never" question, though

Two New York deejays have stirred up a hornets' nest after broadcasting a live, eyewitness account of a couple having sex in St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Opie and Anthony, co-hosts of WNEW-FM's popular afternoon drive-time program, remained off the air for a second day Tuesday while a 350,000-member Catholic group pushed for their station to get its license revoked. The pair allegedly broadcast a live, eyewitness account of a couple having sex in the landmark Manhattan church.

"Nothing would make us happier than for WNEW's license to be revoked," said William Donohue, head of the Catholic League, which has also demanded a hefty fine for WNEW's parent company, Infinity Broadcasting.

The couple claimed they were only simulating having sex. Somehow, I can't imagine that will mollify the Catholic League.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 21, 2002 to Scandalized!

I stopped listening to WNEW when they went all-talk a few years ago. Serves 'em right; I have no regard for the Catholic League, but I'd love to see 'NEW get nailed, 'cause they're dreadful.

Posted by: Chris Quinones on August 21, 2002 9:41 PM

Even worse, I remember when WNEW was a kick-butt rock and roll station. They had DJs with wonderful radio voices who really knew the music (Carol Miller and Scott Muni spring to mind). I don't know when or why they changed, but the world is a lesser place for it.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on August 22, 2002 8:05 AM