18 September 2001

Clear Channel Sends Stations Ban List of Songs

In response to the recent national tragedy, Clear Channel, one of the largest radio networks, has compiled a "ban" list of songs with "questionable content" and sent it to all of their member stations. Apparently, a company memo leaked out to the public, where it was then plastered up on F*** I've seen some reports that it's a hoax, but then I've read accounts from Clear Channel workers that say it is indeed true, but it's a "recommendation", not an order to censor.

The list includes artists from a variety of genres, from Elton John and Bruce Springsteen to Green Day, Metallica, and the Smashing Pumpkins. And it looks like the decision to add a song to the list was based more on the title than the lyrical content. See the song list inside ...
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