Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicRadio · 2 months ago

is it required for profanity in songs to be censored on the radio or is it just a rule made by the stations itself?

pretty much all of the songs with profanity they bleep it out on the radio. i can maybe think of once or twice in a while where it doesn't bleep out. so im wondering if this is a rule or something. 

2 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    What is said on the air waves is subject to FCC rules. Which ban profanity.


    This means a loss of license/s and fines.

    "Subscription services" are exempt.

    Technically profanity on a telephone can be subject to punishment by the FCC because they are transmitted on the air ways (even land lines use radio services).

    "Profanity is not protected by the first amendment".

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes. They can get sued for using profanity if it is a family friendly radio station.

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