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4bucksagallon Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:25 AM
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Right wing advertising, let's go after their market.
Here is what I have been doing for some time. I visit the websites of advertisers that use right wing radio and in the "contact us" or "feedback" section I email them and tell them I would have been tempted to try their product if it wasn't tied to the, as an example, Sean Hannity show. Don't know if it is effective but at least it makes me feel good.
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emald Donating Member (718 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:29 AM
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1. related to this
has anyone noticed that fux snooze advertising has taken a real dive? used to be high dollar big name ads but now they are hawking ginsu knifes and other toys. They have slipped to b and c class advertising. Ha ha. and as to avoiding their advertisers I also use this method. I will absolutely not buy anything advertised on fux.
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Somawas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:29 AM
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2. Do any of them ever write you back?
Personally, I can't listen to that crap, so I don't know who advertises on the programs. If someone, like youself, who takes one for the team, wanted to post a list, I'd email some of them though.
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4bucksagallon Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:38 AM
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3. Well, the last one was boca java coffee that Laura Ingraham promotes and the answer is ....
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 10:39 AM by 4bucksagallon
usually a canned response such as "thank you for contacting us", but at least they know how I feel, and as I said it makes me feel better.

http://www.buyblue.org/
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:11 AM
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4. It's probably cathartic, but has no effect
Whatever impact a boycott might have on big corporations is negated 1,000 times over by having right-wing propaganda on the air 24/7 and the resulting right-wing Congress. Having a GOP Congress will make them more in tax breaks and degregulation in one month than any boycott will cost them in toto.
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Strelnikov_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:24 AM
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5. Related Thread
"Peter B. Collins says lots of big advertisers demand they not be on Air America shows?"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:40 PM
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6. can a beg your attention, as these facts and quotes tell a short story?...
"Mahatma Gandhi brought a new dimension into our lives. When he spoke of nonviolence, he meant not merely the avoidance of violent action but cleansing our hearts of hatred and bittereness. He unveiled the spiritual political power of illiterate and humble have-nots and pointed out that the only programs worth preaching were those which could be translated into action. He said that every decision and program should be judged from the viewpoint of the poorest and the weakest." Indira Gandhi

When Gandhi began a boycott of British salt, a friend and journalist, Glorney Bolton, wrote; "And there was Gandhi, walking along, with his friends round him, it was a sort of terrific anticlimax. There was no cheering, no great shouts of delight, and no sort of stately procession at all, it was all... in a sense rather farcical. However this great march had begun... here he was, quite happy, with people round him, on the whole very quiet, but now and again you heard Gandhi... break out with that wonderful boyish laughter of his. He didn't know how the march was going to end, but nonetheless, there I was, seeing history happen in a strange sort of... way; something completely un-European and yet very, very moving." That act was to end Britain's dominion of India. Such a simple act - yet far more powerful than any act of violent terrorism, than any use of any bomb.

Margaret Bourke-White, an American Time/Life photographer who was with Gandhi just before he was shot, writes, "As we sat there in the thin winter sunlight, he spinning and I jotting down his words, neither of us could know that this was to be perhaps his very last message to the world... Gandhi began to probe at the dreadful problem which has overwhelmed us all. I asked Gandhi how he would meet the atom bomb. Would he meet it with nonviolence? 'Ah' he said. 'How should I answer that? I would meet it by prayerful action.' I asked what form that action would take. 'I will not go underground. I will not go into shelters. I will go out and face the pilot so he will see I have not the face of evil against him.' He turned back to his spinning."
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:42 PM
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7. The Game Is To Act Locally
Nothing gets a radio station's attention than a complaint from an advertiser...especially if its protest about something someone said on the air. Network commercials mean little to the local affiliate who get no money from these ads, but get a local advertiser pissed and watch how things change in a hurry.

There are several ways people can get to these advertisers...friendly information pickets, on public property, during a busy Saturday in one step.

Another is demanding to see a radio station's Public Inspection file. This file is required by the FCC and must include all correstpondence from listeners, good and bad, about programming. If the file is tampered with a station faces thousands in fines and possible problems when the station's license is up for renewal. Simply stated is to have listners in the area send REGISTERED letters to the station complaining about a show...then wait a couple weeks, visit the station during normal business hour and demand to see the file. If they don't immediately allow you access to the file, that's a major violation right there...then if you have documentations of letters and they're not in the file, then the station can be cited for another violation...we're talking upwards of $10-20,000 per offense. While the FCC has few rules, the Public Inspection file is still very important for stations to maintain and can cause big time headaches for a station when there's a flood of requests to see that file...or if there are complaints filed with the FCC about not getting access to the files or missing letters that (thanks to your Registered letter) you can prove the station received yet was never filed.

Of course, the best answer is to build a better, strong Progressive radio networks...not one, but several...and to use the new technologies that soon will transform radio into the digital age.
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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:52 PM
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8. perhaps the solution is to "act" constantly n/t
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