Broadcasters Offer An Indecent Proposal
In the largest settlement of its kind, the broadcasting company that employs radio personality Howard Stern will pay the federal government $1.715 million to resolve more than 100 claims of indecency involving Stern’s radio shows.
The settlement between the Federal Communications Commission and Infinity Broadcasting Corp. of New York will be paid to the U.S. Treasury and resolve all pending FCC action against Infinity. In addition, the station agreed to alert all on-air personnel to the federal law prohibiting the broadcast of indecent speech.
Infinity said its payment to the Treasury is voluntary and that it is not admitting any wrongdoing or liability.