Confirmed victory
Petitioning The Frank and Wanda Show at V-103 and 9 others

Allow parents, teachers and students to speak for Charter Amendment

We believe that the panel discussion on-air Monday, November 5, 2012 violated journalism ethics by having a moderator who was not impartial. If we are not given the chance to speak, we are prepared to picket the station and ask our families and friends to stop listening to the show and supporting your advertisers.

Letter to
The Frank and Wanda Show at V-103
Shelice Smith
Ben Segarra
and 7 others
Wanda Smith
Frank Ski
Reggie Rouse
Patricia Crawford
Mo Ivory
J. Ross
Leon Clark
Parents, teachers and students of Georgia Charter Schools believe the
November 5th on-air panel discussion regarding the Charter School
Amendment was unfair and violated journalism ethics.

We demand fair comment and criticism of this issue. The mistakes made
in the broadcast must be corrected.

We are asking that charter school operators, parents and students be
allowed to express our side of this issue on Tuesday, November 6th on
the Frank and Wanda Morning Show.

If we are not allowed the chance to speak, we are prepared to picket
your station and ask that our families stop listening to your
broadcasts and supporting your advertisers.
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As long-time listeners of the Frank and Wanda Morning Show, we were
appalled by the biased display allowed on the debate about the Georgia
Charter School Amendment. While we commend Frank and Wanda for
allowing discussion of the Charter School Amendment on the morning
show and for remaining neutral about it, allowing a biased moderator
to lead a discussion is morally and ethically improper.

The show violated basic standards of fairness and ethics in journalism
and radio broadcasting by failing to allow comments and criticism on
the issues by both sides.

When the show began, Mo Ivory was introduced as the moderator. In a
debate or information session, the moderator must remain neutral and
let the arguments be driven by the opposing sides. Not only did Ivory
launch the show with her opinion, she gave false information and
interrupted the legislators repeatedly during the debate.

In addition, when the show wrapped up and Frank and Wanda asked for
closing comments, Ivory again gave an opinion. Ivory was put in a
position of power over the legislators by allowing her to have the
first and last word on the issue. If Ivory had a background as a true
journalist she would know that it is unethical for the moderator to
influence the discussion.

As a result, instead of an informative debate or talk on the issue,
this morning's broadcast was a lopsided spectacle that spewed
inaccuracies. It was clearly two-against-one and no one was there with
actual data to correct inaccuracies.

We believe that the panel discussion on-air Monday, November 5, 2012 violated journalism ethics by having a moderator who was not impartial. If we are not given the chance to speak, we are prepared to picket the station and ask our families and friends to stop listening to the show and supporting your advertisers.