Is it obscene, indecent, or profane? Does anyone really know the difference? And who decides which song lyrics are obscene and should be edited for content?

In a recent listener survey, we asked YOU which filthy words, that frequently show up in popular country songs, are acceptable to play on Cat Country 102.9.

Regardless of what the F.C.C. says, here are the words and phrases you are okay hearing on the radio:

  • SH*T - 38% are fine hearing that word in a song.
  • A$$ - 21%
  • P#ss - 11%
  • F%*k - 8%
  • Bi*#h - 6%
  • Get L#*d - 6%
  • D&%k - 5%
  • T*#s - 3%
  • Moth*#f*#&#r - 3%
  • C#%t - 1%
  • Co*#$uc#*r - 1%

According to the F.C.C., "broadcasting obscene content is prohibited by law at all times of the day." However, indecent and profane content is not allowed between 6am and 10pm when "there is a reasonable risk that children may be in the audience."

That means the 5am hour with Mark and Paul is NOT in the safe zone. But, we already knew that.

CLICK HERE to see the Federal Communication Commission's Guidelines for Obscene, Indecent, and Profane content.

Because obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment, it is prohibited on cable, satellite and broadcast TV and radio.  However, the same rules for indecency and profanity do not apply to cable, satellite TV and satellite radio because they are subscription services. -F.C.C.

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