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I am torn between two camps on the issue.
By long training and habit I do not use vulgar language ever, not on the air and not off the air.
The people I have known in my life have mostly watched their language, except a few overly macho types with ties to uniformed authoritarian government jobs, or organizied sports.
My radio programs are not a matter of “seeing how far we can go”, which would be immature.
My radio programs are intelligent conversations about serious topics, but every so often a participant digs into the vulgar word department. The program content overall is not vulgar, and I find that once someone has said a word it is too late to stop it, and I will not cancel an entire program because of the occasional word bomb.
On the other hand I have canceled shows that use needless foul language as a substitute for humor, because vulgar language all by itself is usually not funny, clever, or intelligent.
In the realm of mature intelligent discourse, it is (my opinion) actually impolite to halt a conversation to scold educated people about the words they choose.