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FCC: Don & Mike Not Indecent

FCC: Don & Mike Not Indecent

FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani is calling a decision by her colleagues to dismiss an indecency complaint against “The Don & Mike Show” on WJFK-FM, Washington, D.C. a failure “to discharge its obligation to protect children from indecent material on the public airwaves.”
The commission already upheld an earlier $4,000 fine against the station for airing a phone conversation without prior permission. The conversation was between the hosts and a city commissioner in Texas over a decision to make Spanish the official language at public meetings for city business.
Tristani agreed with the Latino Media Council, which complained the conversation, which included sexual terms, was indecent.
In a letter to the council explaining the FCC’s decision, Enforcement Bureau Chief David Solomon agreed many of the remarks that aired were offensive, but said they were not actionable.
Leslie Stimson