Dateline: December 3, 1997
Censorship Group Goes After Stern In San Diego!
by Peter W. Singer
A group of goofballs calling themselves "The Children's Protection
Alliance of San Diego County" or (CPASDC) have placed a half-page
"open letter" in the San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego's only
daily newspaper, complaining about the Howard Stern show and a couple of
other locally-produced programs.
CPASDC is promoting a boycott of Jacor-owned radio stations and their
advertisers. Additionally, they are asking listeners to keep logs of "raunchy
or smutty" "hazardous adult material" and then report this
information to them at 800-777-7036. A recorded message at that number
identifies the group as E.R.A.S.E. (end radio air smut effectively). CPASDC
is also asking that complaints be lodged with the Federal Communications
Several months ago, following pressure from the Mexican government,
Jacor moved the Howard Stern Show from its 91X (XTRA) station to ROCK-105.3
(KIOZ), its present home. While Jacor owns both stations, the transmitters
for 91X are located in Mexico and thus, under the control of Mexican officials.
Rick Roberts, a local talk show host on Jacor's KOGO-AM, has attempted
to take on the CPASDC by complaining that their blanket boycott affects
all of the shows on the Jacor stations (including his) and that he has
never aired the types of material complained about by this group.
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