Redskins radio license challenged, team name called 'profanity,' 'hate crime'

The key opening paragraph in his petition to the Federal Communications Commission:

“Petitioner John F. Banzhaf III, a listener to station WWXX-FM, respectfully requests on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, and who are like himself adversely affected or aggrieved, that the agency deny the renewal of this station’s license and any other requests because it deliberately, repeatedly, and unnecessarily broadcasts the word ‘R*dskins’ during most of its broadcasting day, and especially in prime time where its well documented adverse impact on impressionable young Indian as well as non-Indian children is greatest, and also because, through its licensee and controlling owner Dan Snyder, also actively encourages or indeed forces many other broadcasters to likewise broadcast a derogatory racial and ethnic slur contrary to the public interest.”

Banzhaf said that he expects the FCC to hold a hearing on his petition, which he has threatened to expand to the six other Red Zebra stations Snyder owns. He provided his legal documents to Secrets Wednesday.

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