Howard Stern surprised FCC Chairman Michael Powell and Ronn Owens on his show on KGO radio, by being a caller during the call in portion of the show. I listened to it all on the Stern show this morning. Want to listen to it? There's several mp3's here
(about 2M MP3). You can also visit the KGO radio website
and here's the full Ronn Owens show audio file
on the website.
Stern surprised Owens when he called in during the morning call-in show to challenge the level of fines imposed by the FCC against his own radio show and others and to argue that his show is not obscene. Claiming Powell only got his job because his father happens to be Secretary of State Colin Powell, Stern complained that the FCC is inconsistent in the way it enforces indecency rules and accused Powell of playing favorites with media personalities like Oprah Winfrey. The 15-minute exchange was largely civil, but Stern was impatient and testy at times, especially about the FCC's pending formal investigation of a Winfrey show about the sex practices of teenagers, including oral and anal sex.
I'm with Stern on this. I've heard some of the graphic things on the Oprah show. Including in depth descriptions of sex acts on national TV during the day. If you are going to fine one you have to fine them all, not play favoritism.
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