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I know swearing and sexual inuendos isn't big nor is it clever, but under the right circumstance it can sure as hell be funny. Well in America the Federal Communications Commission (I guess a bit like the media watch dogs in the UK) doesn't see it's usage by Clear Channel as appropriate. In the WMFU newsletter it mentions:

"The FCC issued the largest language-related fine in the nation's history against Clear Channel, for 26 episodes of the "Bubba The Love Sponge" radio show which originates from Tampa, Florida... words include references to Scooby Doo, Crack, Drive By Shootings, Jennifer Lopez and The Jetsons, The Chipmunks and blow jobs."

If you read the full FCC Clear Channel report, paragraphs nine and the transcriptions in the attachements you will see this is all very tongue in cheek stuff that DJ's do. Okay it may cause some offence and some of it isn't funny. The strange thing is that if you look at the time of the broadcasts, they are in the breakfast show slot. How come they got away with this for 2 episodes let alone 26. I remember when the Mark Radcliffe show on afternoon Radio 1 getting complaints because of Fat Harry White the luuuv machine using far too much smutty inuendo but that really was mild in comparison to Bubba The Love Sponge.