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Clear Channel is full of it(2 posts)

Clear Channel is full of itbill
Nov 3, 2003 3:23 PM
I sent them another e-mail about cyclist violence, and received this in response:

Clear Channel Radio deeply regrets that comments made by on-air personalities were misinterpreted in the three unrelated situations in Cleveland, Houston and Raleigh. Clear Channel Radio does not condone advocating violence in any form and we are committed to working with the cycling community to improve cycling safety. Already, Clear Channel Radio stations in Cleveland, Houston and Raleigh have issued on-air apologies, are running public service announcements educating motorists on cycling safety, have donated more than $10,000 in cash to a Cleveland non-profit promoting safe cycling routes; and have partnered with local authorities and cycling organizations to educate the public on cycling safety. The response to our initiatives continues to be very positive and we continue to make progress on raising awareness of cycling safety.

Thank you for your concern.

Omar Thompson
VP, Marketing & Communications
Clear Channel Radio

This was my response . . . .bill
Nov 3, 2003 3:27 PM
Um, they weren't "misinterpreted." Please don't make this worse. There are many funny things about cyclists -- farmers tans, shaved legs, bikes worth more than cars, beer guts over lycra, etc. But, fun is fun, and violence is violence. The day that everyone understands the difference really is the day that those guys will lose their jobs.
Please don't patronize me with this BS.

William M. Cusmano
Brooks, Suiters & Sattler, P.C.
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Arlington, Virginia 22201
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