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Stand Up For Stern

April 6, 2004 8:17 AM


WBCN/Boston was one of the first Howard Stern stations to editorialize and encourage listeners to "Stand Up For Stern." Now the station says it has interacted with 8,000 listeners via its "Howard Stern 1st Amendment Line." The result: 93 percent say Stern's highly publicized indecency battle will affect the upcoming Presidential election, and 72 percent indicate they will vote differently as a result of the issue.

Too bad there isn't a news item like that EVERY morning! No coffee yet, and I'm already excited.

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Read the 3 comments.


So what exactly is "Stern's highly publicized indecency battle"? I know he was on the air a couple weeks ago crying that he was going to be yanked in less then week. He's still on the air today and while he's been smacked with two (relatively) small fines(?) it's nothing he hasn't been through a several dozen times before. Other then his own publicity announcements I haven't heard about him getting fined off the air yet.

Tue Apr 6 2004 8:39 AM

Jim Gilliam:

Clear Channel dropped him from their stations (6, I believe) just days after he started trashing Bush. He's been on the warpath ever since.

Tue Apr 6 2004 8:43 AM


Have you seen the six markets he got dropped from? Not one was what I would consider prime. He's successfully turned getting dropped by an independent radio network into one man -vs- the government and the media has ate it up, what a bunch of morons. Could he get any more free publicity?

Wed Apr 7 2004 8:15 AM

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