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Where's the Howard Stern outrage page here?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Smart, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 178
    OK, I NEVER liked Howard Stern and I NEVER liked Bubba the Love Sponge but... the FCC is out of control...

    On the filp side, I WANT my kid to have a radio, from age 0, old enough to turn the dial. I don't wan't to have to limit when or how my kid uses that radio... Radio waves are natural and free so, I agree that "smut" and/or adult themes/language should be kept off the airwaves...

    I see it like cable versus brodcast TV... if you want to see tits, then, all day on cable but NEVER on broadcast.... I actually do want uncensored radio, just not Stern or Bubba, but I'm willing to pay like paying for cable.

    I fucking HATE the FCC, I wan't them to exist without power oe funding for 50 years just so they can feel how worthless they are...

    Fuck fines, pay-per-view and pubilc broadcast should just get/stay seperate.

    I'm not scared of 'cable radio'
  2. TheoHuxtable

    TheoHuxtable Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2004 Messages: 2,113 Likes Received: 1
    You're kinda harsh on the FCC. Let's be honest we need them. Otherwise everybody would take the media into their own hands and broadcast whatever the fuck they'd want. Same with people who hate cops. Yeah they can be pricks but they keep the neighborhood safe for the kids and everyone else, and they keep the hoodlums from turning your neighborhood into fucking Beirut.

    I'm not one of those "sensitive" PC people. Personally I could listen to anything. If the topic for the show wants to be about putting one's testicles in a blender and serving it as soup to homeless people, while anally raping pregnant women, I'd probably get a laugh out of it. But others won't take it as light heartedly, and neither will the young children. That's all I'm concerned about.
  3. cmeup

    cmeup Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 17, 2001 Messages: 9,485 Likes Received: 1
    ehhh, im not a big fan of radio reguardless, but ummm i dont see the point in censoring stern... i mean, sure some of his content shouldn't make the "airwaves" but then again, all you have to do is change the station...
  4. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 178
    you know, ever conflicted, I also think about Dr. Drew and Dingus and I'm sure a bunch of other adult related 'help' shows...

    I guess those help people and I don't think you should pay for some 'common knowledge for getting warts off your wee-wee'... I heard it was all about Duct Tap on the morning news today, but I'm just sayin...

    anyway, that show comes on late night, when kids sleep mostly so... maybe it should just be about scheduling...

    Also, most people I know who dig those shows actually don't listen when they have their kids in the car but...

  5. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 178
    naw, really, the FCC is a monster juggernaut... it's only REAL function was to insure that there weren't overlapping radio stations on the same dial number within certain regions... they have expanded themselves into deciding what we need to see and hear (and they are FULLY scary) but with the deregulation of cable they've lost much power... hence the flexation on the radio side, but like I said, it kinda needs to be done...

    AH, BUT... it's not just the FCC who are corrupt!

    I should point out that things have changed in the last quarter century for mainstream radio... Back then there was a scandal called "Payola" (nope, Tease didn't invent that either)... basically a pay for play thing where the people who were being stepped on successfully sued to stop payola... basically because the radio was controlled by money, not popular opinion...

    Recently, thanks to a ruling involving the Hotel business, I think regarding reservation refunds (so they can charge you $75 for cancelling a $50 room reservation)... Now, the radio stations are charging 'handling fees' to put people on the radio... their arguments are basically, "we have to educate our DJs about the artist, we have to make space in our current programming line-up, etc..."

    Payola is now alive and legal, you aren't hearing what is real on most stations anyway... but the FCC won't regulate that.
  6. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    to each their own.
  7. TheoHuxtable

    TheoHuxtable Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2004 Messages: 2,113 Likes Received: 1
    Robin Quivers is one ugly oreo.

    I thought she was white for a long time.

    Point is the bitch is OOGLY.
  8. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    I think radio should be uncensored. Here's the most novel idea ever: If you dont like it, turn it off.
  9. non-hetero

    non-hetero Member

    Joined: Jun 20, 2002 Messages: 685 Likes Received: 14
  10. adderall

    adderall Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003 Messages: 2,921 Likes Received: 1
    as long as they dont fuck with beetlejuice
  11. fr8lover

    fr8lover Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2000 Messages: 3,919 Likes Received: 1
  12. garcia_vega

    garcia_vega Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2001 Messages: 2,931 Likes Received: 2
    the censors need to ease up on tv and radio. i think they should be able to show boobs on network tv. who cares. put them on after 10pm or something. i did an exchange student program in china and i saw tits on tv in beijing at 11am. so if we're the land of the free or whatever, why is it that i could watch tits on chinese tv in the middle of the day but it won't go over here? and as far as howard stern goes, people can just change the channel. if you don't want young kids hearing it, it's their parent's fucking job to make sure they don't hear it. the problem is that a lot of people don't want to take responsibilty for their own actions, so they want some outside organization to do it for them. what happened to separation of church and state? it seems to me that ignorant right wing fuckheads who claim to be christians but are actually bastardizing christianity are ruining our country really fast. it's not their job to determine what we can and can't hear or see. we're supposed to choose. and people who feel that there needs to be an orginazation to choose for them are either stupid, or too lazy to think for themselves.
  13. Crimsøn

    Crimsøn Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 18, 2003 Messages: 2,120 Likes Received: 1
    XM Radio?

    I don't really know what the deal with that is,
    but it seemed like you were describing it...
  14. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,475 Likes Received: 203
    people take stupid shit to seriously who here actually listens to the radio? thats why we have cd's mp3, etc. fuck radio
  15. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,128 Likes Received: 66
    Howard Stern is a jackass and his show sucked shit through a dirty sock. That said, he's no worse than any of the other so-called "shock jocks," who are so unoriginal and untalented that they must drag their listeners into the sewer every show just to make a living. Who needs that? The FCC is just another Federal bureaucracy gone power-hungry nuts, like the ATF, the FBI, ESPECIALLY the IRS, and all the rest of them. We don't need the FCC to regulate people like Howard Stern. Their job is to keep radio broadcast stations from infringing on each other's licensed frequency, and broadcasting at their allowable power. Like every government entity though, you give them a shred of authority to regulate something, and they can't resist the temptation to try to J. Edgar Hoover their little fiefdom into a major power base.

    Who regulates the FCC? Who guards the guardians?

    More tin-pot Hitlers with a badge and the power to indict people--more little power-hungry moles.

    The way to regulate Howard Stern is to refuse to watch his disgusting show, but of course, there's always plenty of people who just love the most disgusting "entertainment" they can find, so I guess people like Stern will always have an audience. Kicking him off the air just makes the wack jobs want to watch his crap more. The whole thing is an enormous waste of time, effort and taxpayer's dollars.