One woman called in and said her Dad hit a cyclist on purpose on his way to church one morning (very Christian of him) when she was 12 or something. She said he just hated bikes being on the road. The intern said there is an old man that lives in her neighborhood that shoots a pellet gun at a group of 30 or so that ride by their house.she said. He tries to hit their tires to make them crash.
The host even joked of riding a motorcycle down said-proposed bike path just to piss off bike riders.
The hosts egged-on the listeners in support of physically hurting cyclists as a way of telling us they don't want us on the road.
The ending shot was Bob, the host, talking about carrying a bunch of empty YooHoo bottles to pelt offending cyclists with. Once again, more calls rained in from people who agreed with him, and said that they would do the same. Clear Channel stations across the nation are broadcasting almost criminal "kill bicyclists" verbiage by shock jocks. The recent attacks occured on G105 in the NC Triangle market two days in a row (9/22-23/03). This follows similar comments by shows in Houston and Cleveland. Perhaps it is time to let Clear Channel know that these actions will not be tolerated by the cycling community. I would suggest contacting current advertisers, both local and national, until Clear Channel adresses this problem. Some of the advertisers with G105 include Toyota, US Cellular, Con Agra Foods, Applebees, and Kroger.
This info was gathered from numerous posts on cycling forums and first hand accounts of the broadcast. TMTB.com urges you to contact the advertizers on the show, g105 and Clear Channel to politely voice your opinion on the subject. They follow the money. If enough people write in and let them know they are going to stop listening, stop going to the companies that advertise; they might get the message.
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