October 28, 2016
HUGE news! The FCC has ordered a hearing over the Media Action Center Petition to Deny the broadcast license of Entercom's KDND over the reckless water drinking stunt they carried out which took the life of Sacramento resident Jennifer Strange.
From AllAccess Music Group:
"Harshly criticizing the licensee for its conduct, the notice contends
that 'ENTERCOM’s actions relating to the Contest suggest an active
indifference to the contestants’ safety, as evidenced by the negligence
verdict and the licensee’s refusal, apparently at the direction of its
parent, to warn the other contestants in the wake of Ms. STRANGE’s
death, placing its corporate self-interest over their safety and
Media Action Center is a group of of concerned residents throughout the U.S. led by former Emmy-winning broadcaster turned media reformer Sue Wilson. We have successfully influenced policy at the Federal Communications Commission and at local TV and Radio stations throughout the country for more than a decade to ensure We the People are truly served by the publicly owned airwaves. (See the archive of our work under "older posts.") We successfully forced Entercom to give up its $13.5 million license to KDND for killing a woman in a radio water drinking stunt. We have a long-running action to label Alex Jones' radio show as the fiction it is, which has taken Jones' program off dozens of radio stations nationwide. We educated the Supreme Court in FCC v Prometheus Radio on critical information to #SaveLocalNews.
Please see MAC's 2018 Comment to the FCC (below) to learn why these actions are crucial to Democracy. Find full journalistic coverage of the Supreme Court case and our Amicus brief, Sinclair Broadcasting's shell game, Alex Jones, the Strange v Entercom trial and other public interest media issues at SueWilsonReports.com. For background on how we arrived in this era of disinformation and what to do about it, see Wilson's 2009 documentary Broadcast Blues.