Fighting The FCC

“Recording artists joined radio hosts yesterday in blasting proposed broadcast indecency legislation that could subject ‘nonlicensees’ – including hosts, artists, guests and callers – to huge fines for inappropriate utterances. Current House and Senate bills would let the FCC fine individuals up to $500,000 per violation. FCC rules now place most of the burden for violations on stations and owners, with a ceiling of $11,000 for individuals. In the past, the FCC has almost never fined individuals.”