Back for More Action

October 14, 2005
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard also played a tape of former FCC Chairman Michael Powell, who, even though he has left his post, is still talking about Howard. In the clip, Michael noted that Howard seemed to think he could do whatever he wanted on the air and not face any repercussions. However, Howard pointed out that Michael was the one who was mistaken. Howard acknowledged that the FCC has the right to fine him, but added that it is the agency’s bullying that makes him the most upset. Howard went on to explain that whenever a radio station is fined, they can’t fight the charges in court fearing that the FCC won’t renew their licenses or block advertising if they do. Howard noted that, while a murderer get his day in court, anyone fined by the FCC can’t fight back without the potential of facing serious consequences.