The FCC dismissed a petition yesterday to deny renewal of WWXX FM’s broadcast license because it is the flagship station of the NFL’s Washington Redskins. The Washington Redskins have come under attack because some see the name as derogatory towards American Indians.
The petition argued “Redskins” violates FCC rules against indecent content.
The FCC said that the content would need to be “sexual or excretory” to violate the law and that the football team name does not meat that requirement.
Dan Snyder, owner of the Redskins, has “vowed” to keep the name despite pressure to change the football team’s name.