Shock jock casualties
Self-proclaimed "king of all media" Howard Stern has amassed an impressive record of Federal Communications Commission fines in his career. In 2004, the FCC imposed a fine of $495,000, the largest in FCC history, on Clear Channel Communications. The fine occurred for an alleged 18 FCC violations during Stern's April 9, 2003, show. As a result, Clear Channel dropped Stern's show from six of its stations. Stern eventually left terrestrial radio for Sirius Satellite Radio -- encouraged by a $220 million contract.