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NEWS: Shock Jock Stern Crosses Swords with FCCs Powell (fix)

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posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 07:38 PM
Shock Jock, Howard Stern, who has recently announced that he will move his morning talk show to satelite radio, exchanged verbal jabs with FCC chairman Michael Powell, charging him with nepotism.

"It is apparent to most of us in broadcasting that your father got you your job," said Stern, who called in while Powell was being interviewed on San Francisco's KGO-AM 810.

Powell shot back that his father, Secretary of State Colin Powell, had nothing to do with his appointment. The FCC chief was nominated to the commission by then-President Bill Clinton and elevated to chairman by President Bush.

The two jousted for more than 10 minutes. The FCC chief initially resisted taking calls from audience listeners but relented and Stern pounced after getting word of the show.
Stern accused Powell and the FCC of preventing Viacom Inc., which presently syndicates Stern's show, from going to court to challenge fines and blocking them from acquiring more stations because of tussles over decency violations.

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It was reported that Powell was caught off guard by Sterns phone call and his staff was angry about it. I'm glad to see the Howard got a chance to talk to Powell and ask him those questions, as we all know that Powell would never call the Stern show.

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[edit on 27-10-2004 by elevatedone]

[edit on 27-10-2004 by elevatedone]


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