|Some reprussions hit Clear Channel||Sprint-Nick|
Oct 4, 2003 11:10 AM
|This article was on CyclingNews.com. It seems after some work probably partially due to some of the cyclists on this forum Clean Channel is finally getting the message.
Clear Channel gets another message
Clear Channel radio station G105 in Raleigh, North Carolina has begun to feel the heat after it shocked listeners with 'humorous' programs about motorists running cyclists down with their vehicles. After an initial backlash, the station reportedly offered to air a series of bicycle safety messages, but aired more spoof segments instead.
The offensive broadcasts have prompted several local advertisers to pull their business from the station, and DJ Bob Dumas is said to have been suspended along with the "Bob and Madison" morning show.
Steven G. Goodridge of Cary, vice president of the N.C. Bicycle Club, commented on the broadcast of spoof messages instead of public safety segments. "The trouble was, [G105] promised this on Tuesday, and then on Wednesday the radio show in the morning aired a fake or a mockery of a public service announcement," Goodridge said in the Raleigh newspaper The News & Observer. "As far as the timing goes, that was very insulting."
The Raleigh broadcasts were not the first of their type. Clear Channel networks in Texas and in Ohio had already outraged listeners with DJ's advocating violence towards cyclists on the road. The cycling community has vowed aggressively seek amends from the stations.
|Advertiser bails on G105||NC_Jim|
Oct 4, 2003 7:53 PM
|G105 in Raleigh apparently lost a Ford dealership as one of it's sponsors.
I must applaud the efforts of Steven Goodridge & Co. for all their hard work on our behalf. Thanks Steve!
|Advertiser bails on G105||Eric F|
Oct 4, 2003 11:41 PM
|is your last name Edwards by chance?|
|Bob Dumas - what a fitting name! nm||the bull|
Oct 5, 2003 3:48 AM