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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 04:05 AM
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8. Thank you and I hope DUers will show up

If you can't make it Monday, pick any day during the business week, during your chosen station's normal business hours. Plan a date with some friends (so you'll have witnesses and you'll also have more eyes to inspect files.)

When you've completed your inspection, let them know at this website: /

You may first want to mail a letter of complaint about unfair, violence-inciting broadcasts or denial of access to more than one opinion - whatever your complaint is, log the time and date when you heard the discriminatory, criminal, offensive or indecent broadcast. Don't hesitate to mail a general complaint about broadcast content, either.

A good way to cost the stations money is to mail a complaint, and then inspect files* to see if they have properly logged that complaint. If each violation - for failure to log complaints - incurs a $10,000 fine, a mere 100 people could force Clear Channel to pay a million bucks in penalties. They own over 800 stations. One un-logged complaint per do the math.

(*These files are considered vital, because they are the station's record of how it is serving the needs of the community in which it is licensed.)

The process is described below:

As posted by kharmatrain in another thread,

"Two ways to let the station and the FCC know your displeasure:

First is to arrange boycotts and complaints at LOCAL station advertisers. Car Dealers, Food Stores...the more local and visible the better. Nothing will get a station manager's attention than a pissed off advertiser.

The other way to really create hassles for a hate station is to simply send a complaint letter...snail mail, registered (so you have verification that the letter arrived at the station)...then two weeks later, go and visit the station and ask to see the "Public Inspection File". The station can't hem and haw...they must show you that file and if you don't find your letter (remember, you have the receipt that proves you sent it and they recieved it) you can go to the FCC with a complaint that can cost the station upwards of $10k for each violation.

Right now several New York stations are facing some big problems cause their files weren't up-to-date:" ...

Occupy Clear Channel, so we can have our radio waves back....the bullies and thugs of hate radio must be stopped

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