How do phone in talk shows stop callers from using profanity on air?
- Anonymous1 month ago
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- curtisports2Lv 71 month ago
The FCC-required delay system. It catches most profanity but a few things do get missed.
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 71 month ago
They use the classic 7 second delay. Whatever you hear or see over live air was actually said or done seven seconds earlier.
- Needful SinnerLv 71 month ago
it isn't live, the radio show is on a delay of 5 seconds or so.
The broastcast occurs a few seconds after it is taped, so if you swear they just bleep you out.
"The radio station WKAP in Allentown, Pennsylvania, introduced a tape delay system consisting of an external playback head, which was spaced far enough away from the record head to produce a six-second delay. A system of rollers guided the tape over the playback head before it wound up on the take up reel. This system was introduced in 1952, when WKAP started a talk show called Open Mic. It is believed that this was the first time a telephone call-in show was broadcast with the telephone conversation "live" on the air. The FCC rules at the time prohibited the broadcasting of a live telephone conversation. However, there was no rule prohibiting a taped playback of a telephone call, provided that a "beep" tone was heard by the caller every 15 seconds so that the caller knew he was being recorded. The six-second delay constituted a "taped" telephone conversation, thus complying with FCC regulations"