FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
News media information 202/418-0500
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
December 22, 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 Entercom Kansas City License, LLC, licensee of Stations KQRC-FM, Leavenworth, Kansas, and KFH(AM), Wichita, Kansas, for willfully and repeatedly airing apparently indecent material during multiple broadcasts of the ``Dare and Murphy Show.'' The Commission proposed a forfeiture in the maximum amount allowed by law at the time ($27,500) for each of the four apparently indecent broadcasts by the two stations, for a total proposed forfeiture of $220,000.
The Commission concluded that the material in these broadcasts appeared to meet the agency's indecency definition. Specifically, the program materials included repeated, graphic and explicit sexual descriptions that were pandering, titillating or used to shock the audience. The Commission proposed a forfeiture for the maximum statutory amount because of the egregious nature of the violations and Entercom's history of prior indecent broadcasts.
By the Commission: Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, FCC 04-231, December 22, 2004. Chairman Powell, Commissioners Abernathy, Copps, Martin and Adelstein. Commissioner Copps concurring and issuing a statement. Commissioner Martin approving in part, concurring in part and issuing a statement.
Enforcement Bureau Contacts: Janice Wise or Lisa Fowlkes (202) 418-7450