Be careful about what you write, it might get you into the hot seat. A Blogger who calls himself “Spocko” has stirred a hornet’s nest with Lee Rodgers, Melanie Morgan, Officer Vic and Brian Sussman. What has Spocko been writing about to cause so much trouble to get the attention of this radio station?
The man that calls himself an analyst of media bias, a consumer advocate, an analyst of the elections, and a progressive viewpoint of religion has been speaking out. KSFO has been in the Top 10 of Bay Area Radio Stations since it started in 1995. The radio station has also drawn attention from gay and minority groups from statements they deemed revolting.
” Yesterday, I received a phone call from Jim Epolito himself. He’d already met with with Governor Granholm about the situation, and needless to say she was horrified that money had been spent on advertising on that station.” (Spocko’s Brain, 2006)
Three advertisers told the San Francisco Chronical that they have left KSFO after being notified from the blogger. In response KSFO officials said that two had returned after being spoken to by the sales department.
I guess the Internet has become the hottest poker to stir the hornets’ nest with. A hornets’ nest it is. Spocko is hitting the radio station where it hurts, the almighty dollar. Spocko is writing letters to organizations that have decided to advertise with KSFO and notify them of the radio stations comments.
In response KSFO is having Spocko on the show. In what columnist Brad Kava calls “A No Hold’s Bar” session Spocko debated with the representatives for three hours. KSFO called bloggers a “crackpot with a keyboard who hides behind a monitor”. KSFO also attacked Spocko calling him a coward, liar and thief. Their explanations that bloggers like Spocko take everything out of context and violate copyright laws.
Eventually the whole broadcast turned into a slew of name-calling. Bloggers who actually got through to make comments where cut off and called “scum bags”. After listening to three hours of tape, I would contact companies who advertised with KSFO also.
In one radio broadcast, the radio personality demanded that a caller say crude things about Allah to prove that he was not Muslim. Since the mighty dollar bill persuades advertising campaigns I’m sure that companies will be happy to be notified that possible customers will not be purchasing their products. When these companies find out why, I’m sure they will pull their campaigns.
You can listen to the whole broadcast at http://www.ksfo560.com/Article.asp?id=333256&spid=