Uncensored Satellite Radio

18 Sep

I was listening to the Howard Stern show the other day and a listener called-in asking Howard how she could listen to the show with her kids in the car when he switches over to Sirus radio. For everyone who is not a Howard Stern fan, the proclaimed king of all media will be leaving terrestrial radio (FM) and moving to Satellite Radio in a couple of months. In a nutshell, what this means is that his crass brand of humor will now be uncensored on satellite.

The caller went on to explain that right now she has two DVD Players in the back of the car that keep her children occupied while she can pan his show upfront for her ears only. The soccer mom Stern fan was concerned that she would be unable to listen anymore because the show will now be uncensored. Howard remarked that she should just continue to do what she is doing now; there is no reason to change her parental controls when he goes over to Sirus. He also stated his standard reply, “Turn it off if you don’t like it.”

If you are a Stern fan, you want to continue to listen to the show, you feel compelled to listen to the show with your children in the car even though there is uncensored content, then think about this question. If you are going to be paying for the Sirus service, $19.95 a month, and shelling out hundreds for the device, won’t it be more difficult for you to turn it off? Will it also to be difficult to keep on in the background at work? How will the era of popular uncensored entertainment be dealt with? As the technology increases in popularity, these questions will come more to the forefront. Even though the FCC doesn’t monitor paid entertainment, will their long arm eventually transcend this media?

Once again with all this new technology, we have more choices of entertainment, but that just means we have more choices that children can be exposed to as well. Are you ready for uncensored satellite radio?

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