WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - After the nation's top shock jock was yanked from a half-dozen Clear Channel radio stations, the company's top executive apologized to Congress for the raunchy material his stations have aired in the past and promised it would never happen again.
John Hogan, president of 1,200-station group, told members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that he was "ashamed of material like that spewed by 'Bubba the Love Sponge' and 'The Howard Stern Show."'
"We were wrong to air that material," Hogan said. "I accept responsibility for our mistake, and my company will live with the consequences of its actions."
"Bubba," which aired on stations in Florida until the company fired Todd Clem, aka Bubba the Love Sponge, this week, recently drew a $715,000 proposed fine from the FCC for indecent material and a $40,000 fine for record-keeping violations. Clear...