Jock Mocks Caller With Down Syndrome
No mention as to whether "Mo," host of the "Mo Radio Show," on WDJQ (Ohio) alerted 30-year-old Kellie Baker she was being recorded before he made fun of her and played the tape over the air. Baker called the station by accident and thought she was talking to her friend's father. Baker has Down Syndrome, and her parents are calling what the host did bullying. The Times Reporter Newspaper in Dover-New Philadelphia Ohio says the station has issued an apology, sort of. There was no mention of any action taken against Mo (pictured here).
“Q92 and ‘The Mo Show’ would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm its support of efforts to raise awareness regarding the challenges faced by those with developmental disabilities. Specifically, the station wishes to sincerely apologize again for any actions or comments that could be construed as making light of the challenges faced by persons that are developmentally disabled or casting those persons in any humorous light. The station’s policy is to treat our callers and listeners with the utmost respect, professionalism, and sensitivity.”
Read the full story from The Times Reporter HERE
(2/2/2013 2:44:21 PM) |
(2/1/2013 9:33:29 AM) |
You have an interesting legal theory concerning am implied burden on a caller. Unfortunately, I know of no case law that supports such a bizarre interpretation of Section 73.1206.
I am, however, quite aware of a number of fines levied against operators who rebroadcasts such calls w/o first properly notifying the caller that they were A) Calling a radio station, and B) that the call was subject to rebroadcast.
|- Innocent Attorney|
(1/31/2013 9:30:44 AM) |
Unfortunatly for the caller, when a person calls a station "listener air line" they grand de-facto permission to the station to use their conversation on the air in any manner the station sees fit, even if they call by mistake. The burden to dial the correct number rests with the caller. The mockery is distasteful but based on the facts here, no infraction was committed and no disiplinary action is waranted.
|- Gary Zocolo|
(1/30/2013 8:30:14 PM) |
"Mo" should be "no mo" at that station until he offers a full apology for his lack of professionalism.
|- Nathan Webster|
(1/30/2013 3:43:37 PM) |
That's how you create P-1's, by insulting the very audience you seek to cultivate and grow your business with. How classless.
|- Robert Jenkins|
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