What are the limits of free speech? As they skirt the line between protected speech and FCC violations, radio shock-jocks like Imus, Stern, and The Greaseman are pushing the boundaries of poor taste, forcing the public into two camps: those who hate them and those who love them. Shock Radio takes us inside the world of this new breed of electronic madmen. Deejay Sunset Scott is as offensive as they come. He knows no limits, and with his all-out style he's climbed to the pinnacle of L.A.'s dog-eat-dog radio world as a verbal terrorist of the airwaves. Scott angers producers, blows off sponsors, and verbally abuses everyone who calls, even a "Mr. X," who claims to be a notorious serial killer who's been terrorizing the city. In true shock-jock style, Scott treats the call as a put-on, making jokes about recent victims of "The Phantom" and asking who's next on the hit list. The listeners love it and flood the phone lines, begging for more. Detectives from LAPD Homicide tune in, too. Especially after the caller's on-air predictions prove to be gruesomely accurate. Suddenly, Scott finds himself a prime suspect, having to prove his own innocence by finding the real killer. But first, he must figure out why he's been chosen as the medium for publicizing the Phantom's reign of terror.
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