Turn Down the Volume


The Federal Communications Commission has fined the Detroit station WKRK-FM $27,500, nearly four times the usual penalty, for broadcasting "indecent" material. Democratic Commissioner Michael Copps -- who at other times will say he wants more voices on the air, not less -- thinks even that isn't enough: he'd rather revoke the station's license altogether.

What did the station do to attract such a response? Radio and Records reports: "The afternoon duo of Deminski & Doyle are in hot water after apparently talking to callers between 4:30-5pm in January 2002 about various sexual practices, including the 'Frothy Walrus,' which a caller described as what happens when a man ejaculates in a woman's mouth then punches her in the stomach so his semen will come out of her nose; the 'Rusty Trombone,' a term another caller used to describe when a woman has anal intercourse with a man and immediately afterward performs oral sex on the man; and the 'Tony Danza,' which a caller said was 'when you grab her by the hair, throw her down on the bed, smack her around a little bit, and tell her who's the boss'…"