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    N.Y. radio station fined $240,000 for 'smackfests'

    N.Y. radio station fined $240,000 for 'smackfests'

    NEW YORK - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and State Athletic Commission Chairman Ron Scott Stevens have slapped a $240,000 fine on New York urban radio station WQHT, owned by broadcaster Emmis Communications, for its "Smackfest" promotion featuring participants slapping each other in the face for a chance to win concert tickets and up to $5,000 in cash. In addition, the radio station will make a $60,000 payment to an anti-domestic violence non-profit and air anti-violence public service announcements. "Smackfest," which was simulcast on the radio and the Internet, was held 24 times between April 2004 and Jan. 2005 at the studios of WQHT, known as "Hot 97." (Alex Woodson

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    Re: N.Y. radio station fined $240,000 for 'smackfests'

    "anti-domestic violence?"
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    Re: N.Y. radio station fined $240,000 for 'smackfests'

    They use to have the Smackfests on their site.

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    Wow so you actually could get into trouble for the Rick Flair demonstration from Sat. night.
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    This is another example of Eliot Spitzers incredible use of prosecutorial discretion. Protecting two people who want to slap each other from doing it is a noble cause that all freedom loving Americans can appreciate.
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    Re: N.Y. radio station fined $240,000 for 'smackfests'

    I dont think getting slapped around like a fool is worth 5 Gs...

    But hey thats just me...

    If pride aint yo thing.. feel free

    The fine is so insanely retarded I want to vomit.

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    Re: N.Y. radio station fined $240,000 for 'smackfests'

    Quote Originally Posted by DeleriumTremens
    Wow so you actually could get into trouble for the Rick Flair demonstration from Sat. night.
    well, the cops did break that up.

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    Re: N.Y. radio station fined $240,000 for 'smackfests'

    Quote Originally Posted by Angel
    well, the cops did break that up.
    Yeah but they ended up breaking up the party every night.
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    Re: N.Y. radio station fined $240,000 for 'smackfests'

    Quote Originally Posted by DeleriumTremens
    Yeah but they ended up breaking up the party every night.
    did they saturday too? i went to bed at 4am, and there weren't that many people left.

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    Re: N.Y. radio station fined $240,000 for 'smackfests'

    I was exagerating but they definately had cops stationed in the hotel the entire night after the rousted us on the first night.
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