More knee-jerking if you ask me. Stern's show is far from politically correct, but obscene? Please. If the FCC and Michael Powell want broadcast to return to its "public service" roots as he said in a letter to the networks, then they need to break up Clear Channel and Infinity and put broadcast licenses back into the hands of local businesses and communities. I want my fucking radio stations back from New York. Reinstate the ownership limits.
National radio owners have proven that they don't serve the local community because in an effort to save cost, they program from the coasts. They have absolutely no idea what serves the local interest. There are some rare exceptions (one of our AM stations here does news and it airs on the other owned stations in the market), but they're rare and barely affect the bigger picture.
We lost radio. It's a damn shame. We won't get it back until broadband is everywhere and we can pick up a "station" as easy as we can a Web site at home.