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  •  Who owns the radio station (8+ / 0-)

    that the vile parent broadcasts from, and who sponsors his program? They should hear from people who don't particularly like hate speech.

    Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life? -- Mary Oliver

    by Mnemosyne on Thu Feb 02, 2012 at 06:37:06 PM PST

    •  That's the bad news... (7+ / 0-)

      Daddy Womack owns the station.  And I don't have any 'good news' on that score.  

      Rise Up! Still not thy voice - Slack not thy hand!

      by Arkieboy on Thu Feb 02, 2012 at 06:47:01 PM PST

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      •  what you do in that case is contact his advertiser (9+ / 0-)

        one by one, directly -- telephone or visit.
        Explain to them that you find their sponsorship of his hate radio a good reason to spend your money with their competitors instead of them.
        Tell your friends.

        LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 at 09:21:59 PM PST

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      •  I read long ago about a process (10+ / 0-)

        that can be used to deny the renewal of a station's license from the FCC.  I think they're renewed every 7 or 10 years, and that's when you have the chance to petition the FCC to deny the renewal based on the things he does that seem questionable.  I would think reading names and addresses over the air would be a concern to them; you might also keep recordings of other things he says or does that seem inappropriate to you.

        From the information here:  

        All radio broadcast station licenses are scheduled to expire between 2011 and 2014. . . .

        During the license renewal process, listeners of the stations whose licenses are up for renewal may participate in the process either by filing a Petition to Deny or informal objection against a renewal.  Positive comments about a broadcaster's service may also be filed.

        In Arkansas, stations had to file for renewal by yesterday and petitions to deny need to be filed by May 1 of this year.

        More information here on petitions to deny and mailing addresses.  Get enough people complaining and you might be able to get him off the air.

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