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Re: Clear channel stations inciting anti-bike violence  Fred Meredith
 Oct 21, 2003 20:50 PDT 

The repercussions from this are continuing. There were actually at
least three different incidents in three different cities making it
look like a publicity strategy of Clear Channel. Several entities and
organizations are now involved and there is a case number for
complaining to the FCC or whatever. I haven't kept up with it, but it
is a hot topic right now.

Fred Meredith

At 4:39 PM -0500 10/21/03, Rafael Paonessa wrote:
 I think this is old news. The deejays in question issued a public
apology after they received numerous complaints. I think this was
maybe two months ago(?)

 Lane Wimberley <la-@wayport.net> 10/21/03 4:01:41 PM >>>
I don't recall having seen this come across the list (unless I missed
it somehow). Either way, I imagine some of you have heard about
this. Disturbing, to say the least.


Requires a free subscription (username/password) to Chicago Tribune
website.   Here's the first paragraph or two...

Cyclists fail to see the humor in deejays' calls for assaults

By J. Michael Kennedy
Tribune Newspapers: Los Angeles Times
Published October 14, 2003

Kevin Bray was, well, shocked, when he heard that shock jocks were
urging their listeners to run bicyclists off the road. He was
horrified when he found out it had happened at least three times since
July, in each case at stations owned by radio behemoth Clear Channel
-- first in Cleveland, then Houston and finally at a station in
Raleigh, N.C. To Bray, an avid cyclist and veteran North Carolina
highway patrolman, there seemed to be an ominous pattern developing.

"All I can say is, `Who's next?'" said Bray, who has filed a complaint
against the Raleigh station with the Federal Communications
Commission. "What these people are doing is some sort of sick
marketing ploy."


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