Drop Rush Limbaugh from WCHV's programming
  • Petitioned Joe Thomas

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Programming Director at WCHV
Joe Thomas
Public Relations Department
Premiere Radio Networks

Drop Rush Limbaugh from WCHV's programming

    1. Petition by

      Pete Marshall

      charlottesville, VA

When Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke dared to testify before Congress that birth control is essential to women's health and should be included in health insurance policies, Rush Limbaugh unleashed a three day torrent of vitriolic abuse at her on his radio show, calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute" and demanding that she post sex videos of herself online so he and others could watch. It is an outrage to community standards that WCHV should allow Limbaugh a platform to air such vileness in Central Virginia, and we demand that Limbaugh be dropped from WCHV's programming, and further, that the results of this petition be included in the public files of WCHV. Until these demands are met, we pledge to boycott any business that advertises on Limbaugh's show on WCHV.

If you can stand it, video of 53 of Limbaugh's most vile smears against Sandra Fluke

Nine advertisers, and a station in Hawaii drop Limbaugh's show

Another station dumps Limbaugh

 

3/12/12 Update: National advertising on Limbaugh show suspended for two weeks. Keep the pressure on!

A partial list of advertisers, gleaned from actually listening to the local show today(ugh!), 3/5/12, can be found under the "Petition updates" tab on this page.

FCC regulations regarding a station's public files, and the obligation of a station to make those files available, can also be found under the "Petition Updates" tab.

 

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. FCC regulations re a station's public files, and public's access to them

      Pete Marshall
      Petition Organiser

      "Letters and E-Mails from the Public.  Commercial stations must keep in their files, for at least three years, written comments, suggestions, and e-mails received from the public regarding their operation....This obligation is limited to comments, suggestions, and e-mails sent to station management or a publicized station address. ....  As noted above, all or a part of a station public file may be maintained on a computer database, as long as a computer terminal is made available, at the location of the file, for members of the public who wish to review the file.  Accordingly, as an alternative to maintaining hard copies of e-mails in the public file, a station may place the e-mails on a computer database, as long as a terminal is made available at the location of the public file to members of the public who wish to review the file."

    3. Advertisers on Limbaugh's show listed below

      Pete Marshall
      Petition Organiser

      Insperity 1 800 465 3800, Lear Capital 1 800 957 4653, Allen & Allen 1 866 388 7149 (receptionist agreed that Limbaugh's comments were disgusting), Allstate Insurance, Solar Advantage(434 981 4017..owner Butch Duke, whom i know, will look into it, but made no promises), Union First Market Bank, Farmer's Insurance, Crossroad Gun Shop(Zion Crossroads), Aquaclean Pool Services, Settle Tire(manager appreciated that i called, did not know that Settle's ads ran on Limbaugh's show), Aesthetic Dentistry (refused to pull ads..said that by having ads run on his show doesn't imply that they support what he said!), Robert Steinberg-lawyer(1 888 891 2200), Anthem BCBS.

    4. Reached 50 signatures

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