Boycott Star and Buc Wild sign now

Dear friends,

We are writing this letter and asking you to join us, and many
others in a boycott of Clear Channel, Power 99 FM, Power 105.1 FM and
their affiliated sponsors. On December 15, 2004 the Star and Buc Wild
show on WUSL Power 99 FM in Philadelphia, aired a pre-recorded audio
clip that was racist and violent in nature. The hosts verbally abused
and threatened to physically assault an innocent Indian call center
operator. This is not the first time the radio personalities have
harassed and racially abused an individual because of their ethnic or
minority background. The two on-air radio hosts have been spewing
their racist and sexist propaganda since their careers started in
2000. But they are still on the air.

Clear Channel, the employers of Star and Buc Wild, and the owners of
Power 99 FM and Power 105.1 FM, recently took famous media
personality, Howard Stern off the air. Although, the content of the
Howard Stern show was never as threatening as Star and Buc Wild's
show, Clear Channel has rewarded the radio duo with a $17 million
contract and syndication in New York on Power 105.1 FM. In an
exclusive interview on their official website, Star talks about hate
being his "way of life." To add insult to injury, Star and Buc Wild's
debut on Power 105.1 FM is scheduled to air Monday January 17th on
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, a man who's sole purpose in life
was to put an end to hatred.

What makes Star and Buc Wild different from other shock jocks is the
violent nature of their program. In the pre-recorded segment, Star
told a polite call center operator "Listen to me, you dirty rat eater.
I'll come out there and choke the f- out of you." For a station that
preaches the "Stop the Violence Increase the Peace" campaign at nearly
every commercial break, it is hypocritical to have hosts like this on
the air. The show is aired every morning, when the young and
impressionable can listen. In Philadelphia, where 9,651 were victims
of aggravated assault and 348 people were murdered last year, a show
like Star and Buc Wild does not help.

In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, the news and
community-affairs director Loraine Ballard Morrill of Power 99 FM said
that the person who put the clip on the Internet has been reprimanded
and is going through "sensitivity training." But the Webmaster is only
the messenger. The Webmaster did not make the hate speech and
therefore is not the person who should be reprimanded. Star and Buc
Wild should go through sensitivity training! We ask that Star and Buc
Wild make a public on-air apology, and that the apology should be the
last thing they say on the air. Freedom of speech is a wonderful
thing, but when a program contributes nothing to better society, has
no artistic merit, lacks humor, and is not contributing to the further
knowledge of the public it is not deserving of public exposure.

From January 17th until Star and Buc Wild are off the air we are
asking concerned citizens, activist groups, organizations, and others
to participate in this boycott and take a stand against ethnic
intimidation, violence and sexism. Please write, email, and fax
letters of complaint to the FCC, Clear Channel, and the aforementioned
radio stations and their sponsors voicing your opinions and stance on
the issue.

As Americans we all have the right to free speech, but no one has the
right to make another human being feel threatened.

Sincerely,
Devalina Guha-Roy and Mush Nabi

Please show your support by signing this online petition and writing,
emailing, calling, and/or faxing the FCC, Clear Channel, Power 105.1
FM, Power 99 FM, and their advertisers and affiliates telling them
exactly how you feel.

To Contact the FCC Commissioners via E-mail

Chairman Michael K. Powell: [email protected]
Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy: [email protected]
Commissioner Michael J. Copps: [email protected]
Commissioner Kevin J. Martin: [email protected]
Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein: [email protected]

United States Postal Service First-Class Mail, Express Mail & Priority
Mail to the FCC

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

Standard Mail to the FCC

Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
Office of the Secretary
c/o Natek, Inc.
236 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Suite 110
Washington, DC 20002
(8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

Clear Channel Radio Contact
Omar Thompson
Phone 1-210-822-2828
Email [email protected]
Clear Channel
200 Basse Road
San Antonio, TX 78209

Power 105.1's contact info:
Mailing Address:
Power 105.1 FM
1120 6th Ave
New York, NY 10036

Phone Numbers:
Request Line: 800-585-1051
Business Line: 212-704-1051

Power99 WUSL-FM
440 Domino Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128
General Business Line: 215-483-8900
Fax: 215-483-5930

A list of contact information for some advertiser on Star and Buc
Wild's Morning show
1) H&R Block
You can contact their media relations department by calling or emailing
(816) 932-4912 or E-mail [email protected]
or contact their marketing firm:

General Media Buying
(Print, TV, Radio)
Campbell-Mithun
Steve Knapp
612-347-1344

Online Media Buying
Zentropy Partners
(612) 339-1200
[email protected]

2) Dunkin' Donuts

For Dunkin' Donuts media inquiries, contact:
Dunkin' Donuts Public Relations Department
130 Royall Street
Canton, MA 02021
Tel: 781.961.4020 x2500
Fax: 781.986.6987
Dunkin' Brands Inc.

3) Olympia Sports the two locations I found were:

508 South Street
Philadelphia,Pa,19147
Phone : 215 592 1222

Olympia Sports
Address: 3626 Germantown Ave.
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Zip Code: 19140
Phone: (215) 228-1010

4) Proactiv Solution, a Guthy Renker Product

[email protected][email protected]

Santa Monica Office
3340 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310-581-6250
Fax: 310-581-3232
Press Information
Bragman, Nyman, Cafarelli:
Becky Vieira
Phone: 310-854-4800
Fax: 310-854-4848

5) Mc Donald's

1-800-244-6227.

Our U.S. corporate mailing address is:
McDonald's Corporation
McDonald's Plaza
Oak Brook, IL 60523

6) See Clearly Method

Public Relations Inquiries:
Steve Cooperman, Vision Improvement Technologies
[email protected]
Radio Advertising Inquiries:
Marketing Architects
Media Hotline 1-800-350-3235

Please find bellow the transcript of the second half of the radio
segment and a link to the actual sound bite made available by ed
champion's website:

http://www.edrants.com/_mp3/Power99_Call_to_India.mp3
NARRATOR INTRO: Wakeup with Star and Buc Wild in the mornings of Power 99 FM.

STAR: I'm going to play this call from earlier before we get out of
here. This is the, uh, call that I made to -- I thought it was a
company here locally. Not that I was surprised.

(laughter)

STAR: I saw this infomercial about, uh, what are these things called
again? Oh, the, uh...

FEMALE VOICE: Bead? Oh shoot.

STAR: Anyway, let -- let's just play the call. I was surprised when I
got somebody on the line in East India. These little beads that I saw.
Little white kids, uh, a little machine that puts them in their hair.

FEMALE VOICE: Mm'hm.

STAR: Play it.

(tape begins)

STEENA: This is Steena. How may I help you?

STAR: Hi, Stain-a, you say?

STEENA: Yes.

STAR: (in fake Indian accent) Yeah, I called and I just got hung up
on. I'm calling from America about the quick beads for my daughter's,
uh, hair. Quick beads.

STEEA: Okay. May I have your ZIP code please?

STAR: 10274.

STEENA: 10274?

STAR: Yes. Get it right. Now are you in India? Because I just spoke to
someone in India who hung up on me.

STEENA: Thank you. I am from India, ma'am.

STAR: Okay. So my call is being outsourced to India.

STEENA: That's right.

STAR: In... in regards to my six year old, white American daughter who
wants to get the quick beads like Serena and Venus Williams.

STEENA: Now. I'll definitely place an order for that. See...

STAR: What's that?

STEENA: ...in the ad, she called to place a quick bead of counier. To
ensure proper handling...

STAR: Ma'am, I don't know what the hell you're saying. Hang on a
second. Let me try and get something straight here. The quick beads,
like Venus and Serena Williams, that to advertise to -- to the white
kids on television. This call has been outsourced to India?

STEENA: That's right.

STAR: Well, ma'am, what the eff would you know about an American white
girl's -- uh, uh -- hair? And quick beads.

STEENA: Just to inform you, ma'am, we're a national chain services
company. And we're just taking calls on the opposite...

STAR: Listen, bitch! Don't get slick with the mouth! Don't you get
slick with me, bitch!

STEENA: Now if you continue to speak this language, I will disconnect the call.

STAR: Listen to me, you dirty rat eater. I'll come out there and choke
the eff out of you.

(laughter)

STAR: You're a filthy rat eater. I'm calling about my American six
year old white girl. How dare you outsource my call? Get off the line,
bitch!

(laughter; end of tape)

STAR: Pull it up.

(laughter)

STAR: Heard they listen well out there.

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