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Clear Channel G105 email response(3 posts)

Clear Channel G105 email responsemerckxman
Oct 15, 2003 10:33 AM
Thank you for your e-mail message regarding recent Bob and Madison morning show broadcasts on G105.

Our morning show includes a good deal of animated banter, between callers and on-air personalities, that can be both humorous and caustic. The intention is always to entertain our listeners. During a couple of shows this week, time was spent by callers and on-air personalities discussing driving and cyclists. During this discussion, comments were made which at the time we felt were humorous in nature. In retrospect we feel that the some of the comments were inappropriate, and for that we sincerely apologize.

Be assured that G105 does not advocate harm to cyclists. Again, thank you for your message and please feel free to write or phone me in the event I can be of service.

Best regards,

Ken Spitzer

Regional Vice President

G105-FM Radio

Phone: 919-878-1500
re: Clear Channel G105 email responsescopestuff2
Oct 15, 2003 4:35 PM
Denying that they advocate harm is a little rediculous in this case .... they did advocate it ... on the air. The damage is done, repeatedly and in several cities from what I understand, and they should be accountable.

To me, lip service messages like Mr. Spitzer's simply show that he really doesn't care as long as his ratings are up. In my work place, when someone does something inappropriate there is a consequence. Mr Spitzer admits it was inappropriate - where's the consequnce. If someone in my workplace advocated that people band together and go harass or kill a bunch of cyclists they most likely would be without a job at the end of the day.

The only way to get ClearChannel's attention is to hurt their ratings, and/or hurt their marketing dollar income.

It would be very nice to get an organized effort going that worked to reduce their listener base, and contact their sponsors with the direct message that they are being boycotted for their support of ClearChannel.

There are tens of thousands of cyclists. And they are an additional tens of thousands non-cyclists that would jump onboard as well. That's enough to make the sponsors raise more than an eyebrow.

I'm not an activist. I'm not an organizer. Surely, there must be someone here who is.

The same response they've sent to everyone - boilerplate (nm)Kerry Irons
Oct 15, 2003 4:58 PM