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Las Vegas radio station ordered to pay $8,000 indecency fine 03/09/98 WASHINGTON, D.C.--In early February, the Federal Communications Commission fined…

Las Vegas radio station ordered to pay $8,000 indecency fine

03/09/98

WASHINGTON, D.C.–In early February, the Federal Communications Commission fined a Las Vegas radio station after its morning talk show parodied anal sex and aired a “men are pigs” story.

The FCC’s Mass Media Bureau ordered KKLZ to pay $8,000 in fines after concluding the station violated federal indecency restrictions because the station depicted sexual or excretory activities when there was a likelihood that children were listening to the morning show.

On March 2, 1994, KKLZ’s Johnson and Tofte Morning Show compared anal sex to a little train climbing a mountain to take on “water for its trip from a great big soda fountain.” Supplementing this description were suggestive female moans and pants.

Two weeks later, a female caller offered a “men-are-pigs” story to the show’s hosts that involved man who, having been evicted from his home by his wife, subsequently “urinated all over the drapes and the sofa” and “ejaculated on the furniture.” One host asked the caller if she retaliated by squirting him with breast milk. (In the Matter of Liability of Southern Nevada Radio, Inc.)