FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
News media information 202/418-0500
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
March 18, 2004
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:|
Janice Wise at (202) 418-7450
Washington, D.C.- The Federal Communications Commission today issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Capstar TX Limited Partnership for broadcast of indecent material over Stations WAVW(FM), Stuart, Florida, and WCZR(FM), Vero Beach, Florida.
Specifically, the broadcasts contained a dialogue between the hosts and a man and a woman while they were engaging in actual or simulated sexual intercourse.
The Commission proposed the maximum forfeiture permitted by law of $27,500 for each of the two broadcasts, for a total forfeiture amount of $55,000. It proposed the maximum statutory forfeiture amount due to the history of indecent broadcasts by other licensees controlled by Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Capstar's parent corporation.
Action by the Commission on February 20, 2004, by Notice of Apparent Liability FCC 04-36. Chairman Powell; Commissioner Abernathy; Commissioner Martin issuing a statement; Commissioner Adelstein issuing a statement. Commissioner Copps dissenting and issuing a statement.
Enforcement Bureau Contacts: Janice Wise and Lisa Fowlkes (202) 418-7450.