FCC Rejects Challenge To WBMP (92.3 Amp Radio)/New York License Renewal
January 20, 2016 at 12:04 PM (PT)
Neither HOWARD STERN nor OPIE AND ANTHONY have worked for CBS RADIO in years, but an objection to the license renewal of CBS' Top 40 WBMP (92.3 AMP RADIO)/NEW YORK attempting to incorporate another objection based on the content of those shows has only now been rejected by the FCC.
RIGHT TO DECENCY, INC. and AMERICAN DECENCY ASSOCIATION filed against the WBMP (then INFINITY BROADCASTING EAST, INC. Talk WFNY-F (92.3 FREE FM)) renewal in 2006, attempting to incorporate an objection it filed against Sports WXYT-F (then Talk WKRK)/DETROIT in 2004 that cited "serial pornographer" STERN and O&A as evidence that CBS is "unworthy to remain a public trustee as licensee of the station." The objection also asserted that CBS violated ex parte rules by negotiating a Consent Decree with the Commission settling indecency claims without including the objectors in the negotiations. But the Commission noted that all of the indecency claims had been properly disposed of in the Consent Decree, which had been made final and also had been affirmed in denying the WXYT challenge.