.... raised a big stink here, but DJ still has a job - he draws listeners / advertisers / $$$$mprevost said:Read about it here:
Send an e-mail. Call the station. Spread the word. This jerk should be fired!
That's a great idea! One of the best I've heard in a long time. Good on you!GTDave said:As has been pointed out over on ST. it's more effective to complain to sponsors than to station monkeys. When you complain to the monkeys, it's just proving that you are listening. When you complain to the sponsors, it proves you're pissed.
is when a statement like this becomes legally classified as a threat or when it violates any other FCC rule (haven't they been cracking down lately?). It's one thing to advocate killing an animal or poking fun at some particular group of people, but advocating the hurting and possible killing of other people is entirely different IMO.luv2climb said:There is a common thread concerning stations that have DJs that advocate this kind of behavior. They are owned by Clear Channel. I'm also a bird watcher, and for those of you that are aware, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, long thought to be extinct, is believed to survive in Arkansas. A DJ advocated shooting them all once and for all. Of course - a Clear Channel station. What a bunch of losers.
Hell, there is a "shock jock" around here who once compared our city's (African-American) mayor to an orangutan! The "fired" him, but 6 months later, he came back.Spoke Wrench said:This comes up several times per year in various parts of the country. The shock jocks know that all they have to do is to make an outrageous statement about bicyclists and we'll inundate their station with angry complaints.
Then, when their contract comes up, they'll trot that stack of complaints into their boss as proof of their listenership. It's money in the bank. Don't you wish that it was that simple for you to get a big raise?
FCC prudity, yes. FCC actually regulating the broadcast media? Not bloody likely. The "deregulatory environment" currently is such that the business interests in the broadcast area are effectively calling the shots. Part of the "get the government off our backs" philosophy. Remember Ronald Reagan: "The government is the problem, the government is not the solution." It's what we (collectively) voted for.Mel Erickson said:Given the FCC's, as of late, penchant for prudity (i.e. substantial fines for "wardrobe malfunctions" etc.) they might take a shine to a complaint. Even if all they do is inquire it might send a message. No broadcast media likes to field an inquiry from the FCC. Could be a good tactic in the bike wars. Anybody willing to try?