Star Audio Clips Released, File Comments with the FCC

A coalition of media activists (including me) have launched a campaign to file complaints with the FCC following the offensive (yet distressingly typical) comments made on air by a Clear Channel DJ from May 3 to May 8, 2006.

You can read partial transcripts of the comments here. Mp3s of the audio clips can be downloaded here: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

I'm surprised these haven't hit the Internet already, but I'm glad since in the wrong context they could clearly do more harm than good. To help keep them from being used out of context, we stamped the audio files with a reminder of who is responsible and what you can do about it.

What you can do is visit Hate: The Clear Channel Game and fill out the simple form to send a comment to the FCC. Comments can do two things: they can provoke an investigation that could lead to a fine and they can serve as fuel for a license challenge when the broadcaster's license comes up for renewal. (In the case of the Power105 license, it's up in 2007.)

It is really important to keep in mind that this is not a singular act by a lone DJ. This is a pattern of hate radio – hate as a business model. Groups like Youth Media Council in the Bay Area, the Social Action Committee in Philadelphia, the citizen coalition led by Bill Huston in Binghamton, and the REACHip Hop coalition in New York City have been challenging Clear Channel for quite some time.

There will be a press release on this tomorrow, but you are encouraged to scoop any news outlet that waits around for such things.


1 Comment

  1. Jim said

    Do you have audio of DJ envey and Miss Jones During that same time period I would like to know what set star off like that


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