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October 8, 2003
FCC Rules "F-Bomb" To Be Allowed On Television
By Jolyn Thomas
The Federal Communications Commission has approved the use of the "F-Word" on television and radio under certain provisions.
The ruling stems from a speech by U-2 Frontman "Bono" who used the word while accepting a Golden Globe Award.
The FCC ruled "Bono" didn't meet obscenity standards because he didn't describe sexual conduct.
KBCI managers say they won't include the F-word in their programming.
"The F-word will not air on Channel 2. We will make every effort to either bleep it out or not run [those shows]. Programs that run will not include that kind of language," said Jeff Anderson KBCI General Manager
The group that took the complaint to the FCC says they will challenge the decision in court.