As a follow-up to this set of letters
Dear Law Enforcement, Radio Decency People, Radio personalities and, specifically, the management at KRXQ,
Just so I understand how this works, a white supremecist shock jock says violent things directed at politicians and he gets criminal charges
but Rob and Arnie say violent things directed at transgendered/gender-questioning children, and it's just lulz? They're shock jocks and equal opportunity offenders?
Huh. I still don't get it.
In conclusion, FUCK YOU.
Dear Snapple, Sonic and Chipotle (now with added Nissan, AT&T, Verizona, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and McDonalds,
Thanks for being awesome
. I had Chipotle at lunch today, bought some Diet Dr. Pepper at Circle K on the way back and am planning on Sonic for lunch tomorrow. I appreciate your willingness to pull your advertising from a popular radio program in light of such hate speech. It takes a lot to make such a stand in this tough market so I appreciate your willingness to do so.
me( list of advertisers if you want to contact them - UPDATED )
As always, no need to ask permission to link to this or repost the list of advertisers for your own usage on spreading the word. ( text of my letter )
You know, we write a ton of kinks. Genderbend is all over quite a few fandoms. Can we all please take a few minutes to send a few emails to these advertisers?
I bcc'd each of them and then wrote the above letter. You are more than welcome to c/p the letter and the bcc distribution list.
email@example.com, info@LASIKworld.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Dawn.firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Keoni.Wagner@hawaiianair.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Send an email and let people know that this sort of hate speech isn't allowed. Please?
HOMG GUYS! Bank of America just pulled their advertising! We're doing it! I'm now in tears of happiness. You guys! This is AWESOME. ( text of the Bank of America Letter I just received )ETA2:
Two things in this ETA. 1) looks like Albertson's Grocery store is not the Albertson's formerly listed as an advertiser (link
). So, I'm removing them from the distribution list. ETA2.5:
New Albertson's Contact information has been added to the distribution list.
Secondly - It looks like Carl's Jr/Hardee's has pulled their advertising from KXRQ. Folks. This ROCKS! ( Text of email from Carl's Jr./Hardee's )ETA3: Verizon pulls advertising
! w00t!ETA4: Nissan and Wells Fargo are out as well
. That's eight companies. Just a few more to go. And any new ones they find to replace the ones that have pulled out.
As a personal aside - keep the updates and the links coming but I'll be at work where I will have no ability to update this post. So any ETAs will come when I get back from my second job.ETA5: McDonald's and AT&T are out
Plus new contact information for Albertson's.
Investors and Financial Media:
David Oliver, 952-828-4540
Steve Bloomquist, 952-828-4144
I have edited these into the distribution list and also above with the contact information.
GLAAD has also asked That we continue to contact the station with our concerns.
Let's remember to keep it polite and we'll get heard better. I'd rather they realize that intelligent people don't think this is acceptable. That it's not just a stark-raving mad (and I mean that in the pissed off sort of way) mob coming after them. ( Contact information )
BCC list for the show:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.orgETA6?:
I've had a request for the text of my letter to the radio station. Below the cut is what I sent( my letter to the radio station )
From the most recent update on the GLAADblog
The pressure seems to have caused a stir at the radio station. Today at 5:28pm EST, we received an email from the General Manager promising a phone call this Monday with a possible resolution.
Me: Amazing what losing 10 corporate sponsors will do to a radio station. Suddenly they're not so funny, huh?
Also - when I wake in the morning, I will add a list of the people that have removed their advertising from this station so we can send off thank you letters, as well. I'll also respond to comments. Right now, though, I'm knackered after working 19 hours straight. I hope you all understand. Go forth and eat burritos and Sonic and Carl's Jr/Hardees. Keep your Verizon and your AT&T cell phones.
You guys are seriously the best thing ever.ETA6:
So I've had requests for a new distribution list.
The only new emails I've been able to find are for the Albertson's people. I will update this list, as well, if anyone can track down email addresses for the two new corporate sponsors/advertisers.
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Dawn.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Keoni.Wagner@hawaiianair.com, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.orgUpdated! Thanks to stitchesandlace for finding all this for me!
Also - I've had a request for a list of whom to send thank you notes to. Below is the distribution list that I've put together (will be updated should anyone new be added):
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Darryll.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that I cannot find an email address for Snapple. They do have a Contact Us
Finally (for this ETA) - Googlecache
of the sponsors. Anyone finds an email address they'd like added to the distribution lists, let me know.Red Bull
- Still no working email address for them but I do now have a fax line (thanks morgandawn
1740 Stewart Street
90404 Santa Monica
+1 310 393-4647
+1 310 230-2361