Sunday, June 10, 2012
Buh-bye: Fear of Music
"We might have come off as cocky and confrontational, but really we just had confidence that we were providing a service to the community that was absolutely unique on the radio dial."
At the volunteer meeting yesterday to discuss the allegedly temporary allegedly total ban on alleged profanity, I heard from staff, board and volunteers (and I'm paraphrasing wildly, combining scraps of different people's conversation): "We've got to play it safe, keep it squeaky clean, we don't want to offend anybody, we don't own the airwaves - the government owns the airwaves, being on the radio is not a right."
I'm sorry for troubling today's CJAM family by disagreeing with CJAM management and the board that is supposed to oversee it. I like many of the DJs personally.
But if CJAM doesn't rule the airwaves, I'm not interested.