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Feb. 28th, 2005

04:46 am - Like Woah Man

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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 28th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC)
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Last night he didn't play any new music, he swore, and almost everything was mainstream. :)
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From:assclouds
Date:March 1st, 2005 05:41 am (UTC)
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Would you attest, as a listener, that he did in fact swear? Can you be specific as to the language he used?
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From:zarfmouse
Date:March 1st, 2005 06:44 am (UTC)
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He said "shit" once as a one off. It was carelessness rather than disregard for the rules. I've made the same mistake on the air. Besides, it was after 10pm and that kind of offhand accidental usage may well be legal even before 10pm. I'm not inclined to officially report him unless I personally hear it being a repeat problem.

Like I said, for all that I don't want this to be the kind of programming that WEFT normally has, this one time I didn't mind it. It fit my mood that night. I'd get sick of it REAL quick. We'll see what I hear if I tune in next Sunday night.
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From:assclouds
Date:March 1st, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
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It's quasi-unknown-maybe-legal. The PC has an "indecency waiver" that they reserve the right to give out to shows between 10 and 6, but only because a) they feel it necessary to allow and b) it's safest to allow at that point. Someone could still call the FCC and complain no matter what time it is, it's just less likely between 10 and 6.

I guess more of my concern is that he's ignoring the PC's programming decisions.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:March 1st, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
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I am concerned about the same things as well, but my concern does not rise to the level of being the WEFT police. It will if I tune into the same show next week.

The LAW on swearing after 10pm is that the swearing must be considered Obscene (offensive with no merit) rather than Indecent (offensive, regardless of merit) in order to violate FCC regulations. Getting an obscenity charge to stick is REALLY HARD.

I know that WEFT is more strict than the law itself after 10pm and I am concerned that this guy is ignoring his responsibilities. Does he have that slot every week or is he a regular substitute or what?

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From:assclouds
Date:March 1st, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
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To the best of my knowledge he is a regular substitute, though I don't know if he has a regular slot that he regularly substitutes with regularity Metamucil. Yes.

Generally it is my concern over this that makes it an issue for me; your observations are merely convenient.
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