Clear Channel Communications Inc. was fined $6,000 Friday for violating the ban on airing taped conversations without obtaining permission of the second party. The fine was
greater than the base fine of $4,000 for similar violations because this is the
second time in March that Clear Channel was sanctioned for unauthorized broadcast of
a taped call.
This time, DJ Turner Watson of Clear Channel's WGBF-FM Henderson, Ky., admitted
he called the request line at WSTO(FM) Owensboro, Ky., identified himself and aired
the resulting conversation.
WSTO announcer Craig Jackson Shell said Watson never mentioned that he would air