It was a family radio station. My dad would listen to the game while working on the car or tinkering in the garage, or inside the house, listening on the transistor broadcast one game while watching another game on tv. It was a "neutral station" in my household, a station we could all listen to, unlike my dad's country station and my rock station.
Disney, a family marketed brand name, owns ABC which owns KSFO. KSFO is now a hate spewing talk radio station. Spocko took on KSFO by contacting their advertisers and advising them of the type of garbage that immediately proceeds or follows their respective ads, in case they were unaware.
In Spocko's words, here is what happened next:
ABC Radio Lawyer tells Spocko to Shut Up
Two days before Christmas I got a Cease and Desist letter from ABC regarding my use of audio clips from KSFO radio hosts Melanie Morgan and Lee Rogers on my blog, Spocko’s Brain (see attached PDF).
KSFO is a Disney affiliate whose radio hosts broadcast violent rhetoric directed toward journalists, liberals, Democrats, Arabs and Muslims all over the SF Bay Area and to the world via the Internet. I commented about the content of these host’s broadcasts on my blog and informed KSFO’s advertisers about what they were supporting by letting them listen to the exact audio quotes from the hosts.
Spocko's ISP caved under the Disney lawyers' threats and shut down Spocko's blog.
El Gato Negro and Mike Stark have been all over this story. If you are not familiar with this story, first read this first story from Mike Stark on 01/03/07, then head over to El Gato Negro!'s place and read the several posts up there, just keep scrolling down and you will find the links to the actual audio clips that Disney shut down Spocko over.
Included are audio links to these nuggets (and many, many more):
Melanie Morgan regarding Nancy Pelosi: "We've got a bulls-eye painted on her big laughing eyes." and calling for the hanging of the New York Times editors;
Brian Sussman demanding a caller say "Allah is a whore" and his wanting to cut off the penises and fingers off detainees;
Lee Rogers saying the AP should commit suicide and this little nugget when talking about a black man from Lincoln, Nebraska, "Now you start with the Sear's Diehard the battery cables connected to his testi*les and you entertain him with that for awhile and then you blow his bleeping head off. "
Mike has some suggestions on what we can do at the bottom of that first post, as does El Gato Negro! on his blog.
Mike followed up the story here, with several more action steps that can be taken.
Read what I've linked to and then write letters to the advertisers (which are listed at the bottom of Mike's follow up post). Or call the advertisers. Let KGO know how you feel about what their radio station KSFO is doing. Let ABC know. And, of course, don't forget Disney. Let us not forget that the bogus Path to 9/11 movie was brought to us by ... Disney/ABC.
Disney - now just another corporate rat.
The photo at the head of this post is from Skippy, our fav 'roo, who has also blogged about this, in addition to many other sites, including Crooks and Liars and The News Blog, links to which are available on the right side of your screen in the "Links" section. There are some fine folks listed there - be sure to check them out.
Spocko's Brain will not be silenced.
This photo from FireDogLake and TRex's magnificent post on this last night entitled Spocko Vs. The Rat. Spocko and El Gato Negro! update in the comments so don't forget to read those too.
Tonights latest update from El Gato Negro! :
More Spocko Update for the interested.
Spocko wrote me last night that he weel have a new website up ASAP, he has ppl working on eet.
As soon as the new Spocko’s Brain ees up, he weel repost all the KSFO files and Disney weel be back to square one, except for all the bad PR. ;)
The really good news ees that Spocko had interviews weeth reporters for the San Fran Chronicle, and the San Fran Weekly, wheech are, respectively, the largest paper een Northern California, and the largest independent weekly in Northern California.
Sorry for not posting all this last night when I should have but I have been like. uh, busy, uh, working on this blasted little cottage by the creek in the redwoods since my last post.