Howard Stern is in trouble with the Federal Communications Commission. Again. After complaints, the FCC yesterday notified WBZU-FM of Richmond, Virginia, that it faces fines of $10,000 for violating the law on indecent language by airing the Stern shows of October 23, 1995, and June 3, 1996.

In the October show, Stern gave a lengthy description of how he diddled his wife one night, including a detailed reconstruction of their bodily positions ("I just bent her when the police get you up against a car"), the placement of his hands ("I had two busy thumbs...two of them--Attila the Thumb") and his partner's concluding expression of satisfaction ("She goes, 'What, did you grow?' ").

In the June show, Stern showed photographs of various vaginas, apparently taken from a pornographic magazine, and asked a man to pick out the one belonging to his daughter, which he successfully did.

In September of last year, Infinity Broadcasting, Stern's employer, paid a record $1,715,000 to settle indecency actions by the FCC against three of its stations over his show.

Although Stern is sydndicated nationally, the offended listeners heard the broadcast in Virginia, and the fine only applies to the local station.

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