Radio Daze The FCC tries to clear the air

The FCC tries to clear the air

Howard Stern is an equal-opportunity offender. With his raucous gibes and racy double entendres, he galls black and white, Jew and Gentile, man and woman. You name them, Howard Stern has insulted them. Stern's radio talk show, broadcast in New York City and Philadelphia weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., is perhaps the most scabrous of a genre that has come to be known as raunch radio. The brash, shaggy-haired Stern maintains that he could not care less whom he offends, but last week he offended the one group that could turn off his microphone: the Federal Communications Commission.

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