Morning drivers Lex & Terry are under fire from two Florida lawmakers for their syndicated radio shows’ “moral standards”. The “Lex & Terry” show which airs on University of Florida owned WRUF-FM Rock 104, is the subject of a letter of complaint written to University of Florida President Bernie Machen and Governor Charlie Crist, charging that the show is too raunchy to be associated with a public educational institution. Rock 104 is completely self-supporting and receives no taxpayer funds and has been licensed to the university since it went on the air in 1948. The lawmakers claim that since the station is managed and directed by U of F faculty and part of the university, it should be “held to an appropriate moral standard.” They point to on-air bits such as “Happy Birthday Bitch,” “Pick the Tard” and “Homeless Idol” as examples of inappropriate programming. “It is not our intention to censor positions or views however; subject matter which is dehumanizing and or degrading to the physically disabled or offensive to a specific gender or race is unacceptable. The private sector should enjoy a wide range of subject matters. Rock 104 however, despite its claims of being self-sufficient through the advertising dollars of its sponsors cannot be separated from its responsibility and relationship to the University of Florida and the ethic and moral standards we expect of that institution.” Despite the complaint, Lex & Terry say they are going to keep on doing what they do on stations all over the country. And they expect to stay on Rock 104. The show which originates from KEGL 97.1 Dallas, and is syndicated by Envision Radio Networks.
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