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Infinity Pays FCC Stern Fine

Infinity Broadcasting paid $1 million into the federal treasury’s coffers this week as a partial settlement of broadcast indecency fines leveled against shock jock Howard Stern by the FCC.

Infinity also agreed to forward a second and final payment of $715,000 to the U.S. Treasury early next year, thus ending the Federal Communications Commission’s long campaign to curb Stern’s racy radio verbiage.

Infinity agreed in September to pay the indecency fines after a long-running First Amendment fight with the FCC over a series of Stern broadcasts between 1989 and 1994 on stations in New York, Philadelphia and Washington. In the programs, Stern made references to masturbation, child molestation and Pee-wee Herman’s movie theater arrest.

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