The FCC is investigating WPHT Phillies announcer Larry Andersen's, "somebody oughta put one in his neck" comment after New York Met Jose Reyes' celebration of a homerun in a recent Mets Phillies matchup.
A source indicates that Jeffrey H. Tignor, Acting Chief of the FCC, has responded to listeners complaints. The Commission will review carefully to determine whether [the comments] contain sufficient information to suggest that there has been a violation of the obscenity, indecency or profanity laws.
If they determine that a violation has occured - the Enforcement Bureau will start an investigation which could include a letter of inquiry to WPHT.
WPHT has not responded to a request for comment but NY Newsday's Neil Best said to me, "I had not heard that Bob. I guess I should check your [archive]. I do think that Larry's remarks about Reyes were way over the line."
I will edit if WPHT gets back to me.
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