英会話ブログ その782      Shock Jocks (2)

2016/03/22

Stern, with his on-air partner Robin Quivers (a black lady) and others, did prank phone calls, song parodies and celebrity interviews.

All of these often included sexual, racist or discriminatory content, which caused Stern and his radio station to receive warnings and fines from the FCC, the US government office responsible for regulating Radio and TV programs.

With the popularity of Howard Stern, other shock jocks began to have popular radio shows of their own.

The disc jockeys often used stage names or changed their real names in some way to sound cool or crazy.

Some notable jocks included "Mancow", Don Imus, "Opie and Anthony", Liz Wilde, and many others.

The shock jocks are very competitive with each other, and often try to "top" the other jocks in degree of outrageousness.

Some (including Stern) have been fired by one radio station for their behavior, only to be quckly hired by another competing station.

The shock jock phenomenon is not only in the USA, but in the UK, Australia, and other countries as well...                                        (G.K)


英会話表現&英単語
prank phone call                   いたずら電話
celebrity                           有名人
racist                              人種差別
discriminatory content              差別的な内容
fine                                罰金
FCC                                 連邦通信委員会(Federal Communications Commision)
notable                             注目される、有名な
in degree of outrageousness         突飛さの程度
only to be quickly hired            結果すぐに採用された

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