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Clear Channel has adopted a zero tolerance policy for indecency in order to ensure that none of its DJs expose one of Janet Jackson’s breasts on the air, or something like that.

“Clear Channel is serious about helping address the rising tide of indecency on the airwaves,” Mark Mays, president and chief operating officer, said in a statement. “As broadcast licensees, we are fully responsible for what our stations air, and we intend to make sure all our DJs and programmers understand what is and what is not appropriate on Clear Channel radio shows.”

Mays said the company will institute a zero-tolerance policy for indecent content, which will include company-wide training and automatic suspensions for anyone that the FCC alleges has violated indecency rules on the air.

“If the FCC accuses us of wrongdoing by issuing a proposed fine, we will take immediate action,” Mays said. “We will suspend the DJ in question, and perform a swift investigation. If we or the government ultimately determine the offending broadcast is indecent, the DJ will be terminated without delay.”.

Whatever. Wake me up when they adopt a zero-tolerance policy towards the playing of anything by Bad Company. Then we’ll be getting somewhere.

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4 Comments

  1. Linkmeister says:

    Ah, but who at Clear Channel defines “indecent content?” Would Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance” be deemed indecent, since it would offend Clear Channel’s advertisers? Are the Dixie Chicks “indecent?”

  2. Wake me up when they adopt a zero-tolerance policy towards the playing of anything by Bad Company. Then we’ll be getting somewhere.

    Would that be part of your rock-n-roll fantasy?

  3. Ow! Ow! Ow! Man, I should’ve seen that one coming.

  4. Linkmeister says:

    Well well. Apparently the honchos at Clear Channel needed a symbol. They tossed Howard Stern.