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Clear Channel Radio Chief Delves Into New Initiative

Clear Channel Radio Chief Delves Into New Initiative

Also while speaking on the Hill (see above), John Hogan outlined Clear Channel’s “Responsible Broadcasting Initiative,” announced earlier in the week.
It begins with company-wide training on what constitutes indecency. If allegations are made about something a jock says, that person would be pulled off the air while the company investigates the situation, and if what that on-air host said is found to be actionably indecent, he or she will be fired.
Further, new on-air contracts are being modified to make sure performers share financial responsibility if they say something indecent on the air.
Like Infinity, Clear Channel is installing profanity delay equipment in stations that do not have such equipment now.
This is was the third indecency hearing before this subcommittee. Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., hopes to vote out his bill to increase fines by ten times for broadcast indecency next week.