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College Broadcasters Inc. asks FCC to Not Sanction Stations for Fleeting Expletives

In reply comments submitted to the FCC, College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) argues for a softer stance on the broadcast of indecent material. In its filing (PDF), CBI asks the FCC to cease enforcement of its fleeting expletives policy. CBI writes, “The enforcement of a ‘fleeting expletive’ policy is resource intensive, constitutionally suspect, creates a chilling […]

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American University Radio to FCC on indecency rules: let us broadcast reality

Whatever the Federal Communications Commission decides about its indecency regulations, the last word should go to WAMU, American University’s NPR affiliate in Washington, D.C. The signal has responded to the FCC’s call for comments on remaking its rules, following the Supreme Court’s smackdown on several actions punishing broadcasters for airing “fleeting expletives” (basically dirty talk […]

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Broadcasters ask for more time on FCC indecency proceeding

The National Association of Broadcasters has asked the Federal Communications Commission for a 30 day extension on a proceeding requesting feedback about the agency’s indecency rules. The FCC launched the proceeding following the Supreme Court’s invalidation of the Commission’s policies against “fleeting expletives,” basically dirty words said on the fly. The high court said that […]

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