Saturday, April 8, 2017

NYC Radio: FCC Fines WSKQ For Indecency

The FCC has ruled that a radio broadcast over a decade ago qualified as indecent and has reached a consent decree with WSKQ 97.9 FM New York in which it will pay $10,000. That was the word from Ajit Pai’s acting Media Bureau Chief Michelle Carey.

At issue was a Spanish-language broadcast March 8, 2005. The complainants said it used indecent language to describe “how a man desired to have perverse sexual relations.”

According to RadioWorld, no tape or transcript was supplied and the licensee argued about what words had been used and, while conceding the song was racy, said it did not believe it was “in any way indecent.”

The FCC disagreed.

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