View Full Version : Yet another reason why Clear Channel sucks

03-25-2008, 06:07 AM
Clear Channel wants the FCC to force XM / Sirius to obey indecency laws

Apparently Clear Channel's new motto is "if you can't beat 'em, make life suck on the other side of the merger." The broadcast giant has dropped a whole big list of requests on the FCC to impose as conditions upon XM / Sirius for a merger, not the least of which is asking for broadcast decency rules be applied to satellite radio. Clear Channel feels the competitive threat of satellite radio could be mitigated a bit if the "edgy" content (Howard Stern) ceased to make terrestrial radio's edgy stuff look weak by comparison. Of course, the big difference is that XM and Sirius are paid subscription services, and we're guessing they're going to pound the "but HBO can do it" argument for all they've got, but it seems like these days no request is out of reach for terrestrial radio: Clear Channel also wants another satellite radio competitor, 5 percent "public interest" radio, and zero local programming or local advertising.


I used to work for this f*cking company and they are pretty much the most evil thing to happen to entertainment since Nickleback

03-25-2008, 09:56 AM
they are pretty much the most evil thing to happen to entertainment since Nickleback


03-25-2008, 10:06 AM
Wow, this is interesting to say the least. The problem with competitors in Satellite Radio is that it is too damn costly. If the Merger does not happen XM and Sirius will fold. Their plea for indecency laws won't hold up, because of the HBO issue. I can see the 5% public access, that has been suggested by other people before. The other idea is that XM/Sirius could sell channels to companies like Clear Channel, much like cable tv. Clear Channel is just running scared now because of the DOJ announcement. Yeah local adverts wouldn't make much sense anyway, so that is a non-issue.

03-25-2008, 10:58 AM
The National Broadcasters Association and ClearChannel are clearly worried about their pocketbook and little else. It's why they pumped so much money into contributions to the merger committee to keep the merger from happening in the first place. Now that it looks like it's going to happen, they've turned their focus on limiting the content.

03-25-2008, 02:43 PM
Fuck clear channel, Fuck indecency laws and F*** censorship!!!

03-25-2008, 02:48 PM
F*** censorship?

03-25-2008, 05:14 PM
F*** censorship?

fucking hilarious!!!!!!! absolutely fucking hilarious!!!!

I am falling on the ground laughing right now!!!!!!

03-27-2008, 09:47 PM
god damn.. i really hate Clear Channel.

03-29-2008, 12:01 AM
i hate Clear Channel, I hate Fox News, I hate News Corp