View Full Version : Howard Stern and Clear Channel.

02-26-2004, 02:18 PM
So CC is taking him off their stations for awhile for something a guest said on Tuesday. What I can't seem to find is who the guest was and what was said/done.

Any help on this one?

02-26-2004, 02:24 PM
From the Yahoo story (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040226/ap_en_ce/howard_stern_2)
Clear Channel Radio suspended Stern from six stations the only outlets among its 1,200 stations that air the show after an on-air interview Tuesday with socialite Paris Hilton's ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon during which a caller used a racial slur. Salomon is the man involved in the hotel heiress' infamous homemade sex video.

02-26-2004, 03:25 PM

Stern asked Salomon if he engaged in anal sex and referred to the size of his penis. But then to top the evening off, a caller was tapped into the show and asked Salomon, using a racist term, if he had ever had sex with any famous black women.

02-26-2004, 05:50 PM
And, how was this Stern's fault?

Who was in charge of the "dump" button? Seven second delay and all..

02-26-2004, 06:04 PM
He didn't need the "dump" button. It's been the same show for 20 years, and the exact same schtick has always been acceptable.

Clear Channel claims it was the "last straw".

There's a couple (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=241956) other (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=241993) threads about this outside of GQ with more info and opinions.

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