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Re: WAAF Jocks In Trouble

Dave wrote:
>On Mon, 30 Oct 2000 08:41:33 -0500 mamros@MIT.EDU (Shawn Mamros) writes:
>> <*user scratches head*>  I don't quite understand the connection 
>> here.
>> There was nothing "illegal" about the stunt, under current or former
>> FCC rules and Congressional mandates.  
>	I think the point being the FCC is not only a toothless tiger 
>	these days, it's a tiger on life support as far as broadcast
>	enforcement goes.

Enforcing *what*, though?  Which FCC regulation, present OR past, did
this stunt break?  There's a marked difference between a stunt that
breaks the rules (or would've broken the rules as they used to exist)
and a stunt that's just plain dumb.

>	BTW, if the recordings turn out to be legit then the stunt was
>	definitely illegal.  Can't go around conducting illegal wiretaps
>	in too many places.

Perhaps I should be the one offering Florida swamp land for sale... :-)
There's a lot of cheap stunts on the radio these days, all of them faked.
For better or worse, a lot of folks seem to think it's entertainment.

-Shawn Mamros (with tongue in cheek)
E-mail to: mamros@mit.edu