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Published: Oct 1, 2014
FCC Redskins broadcast ban? [VIDEO]
by staff


FCC Redskins broadcast ban? [VIDEO], The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering whether to ban TV and radio stations from repeatedly saying the name of the Washington Redskins.

Earlier in the month, the FCC received a petition to deny renewing the license of Washington sports radio station WWXX-FM due to it “deliberately, repeatedly and unnecessarily broadcasts the word ‘R*dskins’ during most of its broadcasting day, and especially in prime time.”

The petition supporters insist the word is racist, derogatory, profane and hateful, making its use “akin to broadcasting obscenity.”

“We’ll be looking at that petition; we will be dealing with that issue on the merits and we’ll be responding accordingly,” FCC  chairman Tom Wheeler told reporters today. “There are a lot of names and descriptions that were used over time that are inappropriate today. And I think the name that is attributed to the Washington football club is one of those.”

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