jcs17
Posts: 7376
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2001 11:13 am

Another Victim Of The FCC: The Regular Guys

Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:47 am

http://ajc.printthis.clickability.com/pt/cpt?action=cpt&title=Regular+Guys+out+at+99rock&expire=&urlID=9876357&fb=Y&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ajc.com%2Fmetro%2Fcontent%2Fmetro%2F0404%2F09regular.html&partnerID=553

Regular Guys out at 96rock

By RODNEY HO
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 04/09/04

•Join our online forum

The other shoe has dropped. The edgy Regular Guys on 96rock have been let go by owners Clear Channel Communications after a March 19 incident in which the show accidentally aired graphic sexual content.

"In line with our zero tolerance policy and after conducting a thorough investigation of a March 19th broadcast on WKLS-FM, we have decided we will no longer broadcast the 'The Regular Guys,' " said Pat McDonnell, Clear Channel regional vice president, in a statement.

McDonnell, who according to his secretary is on vacation and not available for comment, also stated that replacements were being sought.

Neither Regular Guys, Larry Wachs nor Eric Von Haessler, could be reached for immediate comment.

The move comes a day after the Federal Communications Commission proposed a nearly $500,000 fine against Clear Channel for alleged indecent content by shock jock Howard Stern. The company also announced it was permanently dropping Stern from six of its stations. (Stern is distributed by rival Infinity Broadcasting and still heard on more than 30 stations nationwide though not in Atlanta.)

The Regular Guys' popular morning show, which regularly finished in the top 2 among men 18 to 49 in the Arbitron ratings, wanted to mock the recent FCC crackdown on indecency that has intensified since the Janet Jackson Super Bowl incident. The pair planned to tape porn star Devinn Lane talking dirty, then play it on air backwards in a spot called "backward smut."

But the stunt went bad when they accidentally left a mic on so listeners could hear explicit sexual talk over a Honda vehicle commercial. The ad was distributed over the Internet and the FCC received complaints.

Clear Channel quickly suspended the Regular Guys and until today's announcement, the station has been airing highlight shows
--------------
This really sucks. I could care less if Stern got the axe, but these guys were hilarious. I'll be interested to know where they go from 96Rock and I also wonder what will ever happen to Southside Steve. Will his twenty year tenure at the station be over? I listened to the program every morning driving to school from about November of '98 until I moved from Atlanta in May '02--and I still listened over the internet on ocaission. The best spots were 'homeless kareoke,' 'the f-you line,' 'Chuck Dodie for president,' and 'shoot/beat Steve.' Their remotes were a blast, I skipped school with some friends and went to a few of them, including Breast Christmas Ever, and the one in Conyers that got busted up by the cops. Interestingly enough, I also first heard about the attacks on the WTC when I was listening to the program while laying in bed. Damn, one of the few things I liked about Atlanta is gone. Great show, very original, and always entertaining.

THE FCC SHOULD NOT PLAY THE ROLE OF PARENT!
America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
 
jcs17
Posts: 7376
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2001 11:13 am

RE: Another Victim Of The FCC: The Regular Guys

Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:52 am

And by the way, if you want to hear the violation, here's the link--the audio link is on the middle of the page.

http://www.rbrepaper.com/epaper/pages/march04/04-56_news1.html
America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
 
srbmod
Posts: 15446
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2001 1:32 pm

RE: Another Victim Of The FCC: The Regular Guys

Sat Apr 10, 2004 1:14 pm

And yet another reason to add to my list of why I hate Clear Channel.
 
Illini_152
Posts: 959
Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2001 6:00 am

RE: Another Victim Of The FCC: The Regular Guys

Sat Apr 10, 2004 1:28 pm

THE FCC SHOULD NOT PLAY THE ROLE OF PARENT!

What, praytell, is their fucntion then? I'm all for personal responsablility, but just as I should be able to drive down the expressway without seeing billboards of naked women (ok, I personally would LIKE to see that...) there ARE standards for broadcasting.

Like it or not, our society does have standards. And the majority of this country thinks our public airwaves should be relativly safe for all audiences. If we extend your logic (because they shouldn't be playing parent) we should allow all 7 dirty words on the radio as well. And hard core porno on NBC at 5:00pm. After all, who's place is it to tell us what we can and cannot air? The FCC shouldn't be playing parent.

You want hard core adult entertainment, there's always pay services. Frankly, thats one of the reasons I like my satelite radio; I can hear full songs unedited.
Happy contrails - I support B747Skipper and Jetguy
 
copaair737
Posts: 3571
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2003 5:00 am

RE: Another Victim Of The FCC: The Regular Guys

Sat Apr 10, 2004 2:34 pm

I am getting really sick over this censorship that has been being spread over lately. The parents who complain that people like Howard Stern or The Regular Guys are poisoning their kids, should instead of bitch, just turn it off. Then at least they wouldn't ruin it for all the rest of us. I am betting that the FCC won't stop until we start seeing Ward Cleaver back on TV, shooting new episodes.

-Copa
Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C, and Cocaine
 
B747-437B
Posts: 8777
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 6:54 am

RE: Another Victim Of The FCC: The Regular Guys

Sat Apr 10, 2004 3:07 pm

the FCC won't stop until we start seeing Ward Cleaver back on TV

Yeah right. Like the FCC would allow a name like "Beaver Cleaver" on TV.
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada
 
IHadAPheo
Posts: 5499
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2001 3:26 pm

RE: Another Victim Of The FCC: The Regular Guys

Sat Apr 10, 2004 3:35 pm

I wonder what the FCC would say if they heard June Cleaver say the following to Ward after Ward set Beaver to bed with no supper...

"Ward, I think you were a little too hard on the Beaver last night"

FCC responds...$ 175,000 fine please
Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
 
iflyatldl
Posts: 1796
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2003 1:41 am

RE: Another Victim Of The FCC: The Regular Guys

Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:22 am

Beaver back then aint what it is now.  Innocent Or has beaver always been beaver and we just didn't know it? Or did June Cleaver really have this beaver thing down and we just didn't know it?  Big grin Perplexing questions indeed.....  Nuts
Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
 
AvObserver
Posts: 2422
Joined: Sat Apr 06, 2002 7:40 am

RE: Another Victim Of The FCC: The Regular Guys

Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:32 am

"there ARE standards for broadcasting.

Like it or not, our society does have standards. And the majority of this country thinks our public airwaves should be relativly safe for all audiences. If we extend your logic (because they shouldn't be playing parent) we should allow all 7 dirty words on the radio as well. And hard core porno on NBC at 5:00pm. After all, who's place is it to tell us what we can and cannot air? "

Illini_152, exactly WHO is to determine what the standards are supposed to be? And in any case, such standards violate the Supreme Law of the Land, our Constitution:

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.billofrights.html

Bill of Rights Amendment I

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; OR ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, OR OF THE PRESS; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

In other words, Congress shall make NO law ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, OR OF THE PRESS, among other things. Yet isn't it Congress who just voted to increase the indecency fines levied by the FCC? If this isn't a challenge of our Constitution, I don't know what is. According to the letter of Amendment I, freedom of speech must be absolute. So, who has decided that the Constitution is no longer worth the paper it's written on?  Angry



 
solarix
Posts: 839
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2004 11:56 am

RE: Another Victim Of The FCC: The Regular Guys

Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:24 pm

Why is the FCC worried about this? They should focus on shutting the real criminals such as those idiots on the 435 repeater in Los Angeles. Yikes!!
Bong Hits 4 Jesus

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: aerlingus747, TheF15Ace and 13 guests