Stern takes audience with him when he goes…
April 28, 2004
God knows I’m not Howard Stern’s biggest fan (I kind of lost track of him when he lost his Dallas affiliate a few years ago), but I always figure as long as he’s on the air, freedom of speech is getting a good deal of necessary exercise.
So I can’t help but be amused at the results of the FCC and Clear Channel’s latest crackdown. In San Diego, the local Clear Channel affiliate was number one in the mornings back in February; now it’s in 27th place, sans Stern. There were similar results in other markets.
Maybe sooner or later everyone will just shut up and let us get back to January 2004, and quit trying to force the airwaves back to the 1950’s.
In the meantime, would the last Clear Channel listener please shut off the transmitter when you’re done?