FCC Probes Church Sex

FCC Probes Church Sex
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FCC Chairman Michael Powell stated he was "deeply disturbed" about the reports of an incident involving WNEW(FM) and a radio contest involving sex in public places, and has directed the agency to begin investigating the matter. A letter sent to WNEW owner Infinity Broadcasting asks several pointed questions, including the names of anyone involved in the contest and the nature of their responsibility. A transcript provided by the commission reads as if the sex was simulated, and not real. The FCC has asked Infinity if this is the case.
Infinity late last week yanked "Opie & Anthony" off the air and fired the jocks. WNEW GM Ken Stevens and PD Jeremy Coleman were suspended. The actions appeased the Catholic League, whose president, William Donohue, had earlier asked for the station's license to be revoked.


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