How does radio in 2011 deal with this?

Doug Drown
Tue Mar 15 13:06:08 EDT 2011

The word in question, however vulgar and reprehensible, is so 
ubiquitous nowadays that to censor it is almost tantamount to 
pretending it doesn't exist.  What's needed, perhaps, is a reasoned 
public dialogue on the coarsening of American culture (which, in all 
probability, will be largely ignored). 

Sadly, yeah, I can envision the FCC waving the white flag.     -Doug

Quoting Kevin Vahey <>:
> The NY Times points out this morning that 3 of the Top 10 songs on Billboard
> - radio stations can not play without having the FCC screaming. 
> We certainly have come a long way from George Carlins' seven magic words but
> as the younger generation continues to ignore radio in bigger numbers, what
> is the industry supposed to do?
> The consumers have spoken...and pirate stations exploit this. 
> Will we see a day the FCC finally waves the white flag?

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