Good news! Following a flood of
letters from readers across the world, Denver disc jockey
Steven Meade (from KBPI, owned by Clear Channel Communications) was
sentenced on Monday (03/12) for an on-air stunt in which he had a live hen
thrown off a 3rd-story balcony. Judge Alfred
Harrell ordered Meade to attend 24 one-hour counseling sessions for people
convicted of cruelty to animals, to pay $991 in fines and court costs
($400 of which will go to the Animal Protection Fund), and to serve 100
hours of community service to benefit animals. During the sentencing, Mr.
Meade apologized profusely, saying, “It was a dumb prank. Believe me,
there will be nothing on the radio even remotely close to this again.”
Congratulations to all the readers whose letters and phone
calls ensured Mr. Meade’s sentencing. In a related story, WXTB in Tampa,
Florida (another Clear Channel owned-station), has suspended its DJ “Bubba
the Love Sponge” (aka Todd Clem) after an on-air stunt which involved the
castration and slaughter of a pig in the radio station’s parking lot. Stay tuned for more updates on this case, as we
will be following it very closely.
In the meantime, you can send your
thanks to CD Now and Gameworks, two of the companies who put morals over
profits and canceled their dealings with Clear Channel in response to
WXTB’s on-air cruelty!
- CD Now: (800) 595-6874
(press 0 and ask the operator for ext. 9250)
- GNC (727) 572-6338
(ask for Jim Brooks) or
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