Howard Stern

So-called "shock jock", Howard Stern, was introduced to Canada by two of the country's large, mainstream broadcast conglomerates. The federal broadcaster regulator, the CRTC, allowed Stern to stay on the air for several years, despite the fact that his misogynist, racist, homophobic program contravened the Broadcast Act Radio Regulations.

Stern was eventually given the boot from mainstream radio, but he came back to Canada on satellite in February 2006.  The consortium that brought him back includes our publicly funded broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation -- our tax dollars at work.

The Canadian feminist media watchdog group, MediaWatch, was integral to getting Stern off the conventional airwaves. Click here for a 2000 MediaWatch intervention to the CRTC on Stern.