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Local [San Diego] Shock Jock Wants To Make Cyclist a Hood Ornament
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Local Shock Jock Wants To Make Cyclist a Hood Ornament
http://www.cicle.org/...ntry.php?id=490#body


Published March 22nd by C.I.C.L.E.
By Patricia Benetar: USA

A few years ago several shock jocks for Clear Channel stations tried to drum up ratings by advocating violence against cyclists on the roadway. The ratings may have been boosted for a while, but this programming also lead to on-air apologies, suspensions, terminations. and FCC inquiries. Now a local shock jock in San Diego seems to think he can play it up as well. ........ READ MORE

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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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Gary: I missed this this morning. What did he say? Flo
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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I missed the broadcast, what did he say?

Most of the time this guys is a prick about whatever he is talking about. Sometimes I agree with him, sometimes I don't. But, its radio, being "edgy" and "controversial" is what gets people to listen....maybe that's why I just listen to CDs now!

-bcreager
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [bcreager] [ In reply to ]
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No kidding. I mean, seriously, does anyone listen to the radio anymore? Ever since I got satellite radio, the "terrestrial" radio is unbearable.

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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [bcreager] [ In reply to ]
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[reply]I missed the broadcast, what did he say?

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http://www.760kfmb.com/podcast/rick/RickRobertsShow2Hour-3-20.mp3
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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while i agree with your stance on this, a lot of what he brought up is true. Cyclist can be a bunch of yahoos they way they ignore the rules of the road, run light just so they dont have to put there foot down, run 5 abreast through town to look cool, wear the latest cool team jersey du-jour. That is his beef and he is right on that. The way he rails on clothing etc. is just plain ignorance, and really what does one expect from the US media?
I don't think his show makes the roads worse for cyclists
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [tridptri] [ In reply to ]
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I gotta agree with tridptri.

Most of what the broadcast brings to point is what car drivers usually remember...which is the bad behavior of a few (or a lot) of bad cyclists.

Mostly why I ride solo.

When I'm joining with Swami's / B&L , the Reynold's, or even the SDBC A/B ride there are a few dumb asses that make the rest of us who actually obey the law look bad.

Makes me embarrassed sometimes...


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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [jedi_tri_guy] [ In reply to ]
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I get upset with those group rides all the time, because they make the roads unsafe for the rest of us. I hate seeing the group rides that go through elfin forest, they take up the entire road, and its a twisting-turning blind corner no shoulder kind of road! So I am the same way, solo riding most the time for me.

I'm listening to the broadcast now. While I may agree with some of his points, I think this is the wrong way to bring awareness to the riders, and validates drivers treatment of cyclist..."well other feel the same way, so its ok". I think it should start with the clubs, educating their riders before club rides, and make sure the cyclists set the good example, and follow all the rules of the road.

-bcreager
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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This ass hat would get his walking papers were he a DJ in Austin.....

Even if there is a point in there (sometimes cyclists do not ride appropriately) he's certainly a talentless hack resorting to the LAMEST of attacks.

Humans as a group are dangerous, ignorant animals. There is nothing humans love more than to attack others. Cyclists are a small group in American society and a super easy target. We do not fit with most couch potato football fans that frequent the local "hooters". Therefore, who better for this clown to attack and get support from his fans (with an apparent IQ of 70 something). He's sure to get plenty of "hell yahs" from these morons.

You can find several radio broadcasts from the 30's, 40's and 50's that are full of hatemongering. Today those remarks would be branded as what they were: "racist", "sexist" and sometimes even "really f*king stupid".

The lowest common denominator in our society will always want to hate others and feel superior. It's hardwired into their tiny little brains.

Don't write to him - write to the corporation that owns his inbred ass. Write to them with the lawyer of a local bicycle advocacy group. Explain to the people that sign his check that they are allowing someone to advocate violence to a minority. Let's see what they say then. (I should mention that they will not care at all unless it's negative publicity and VERY public.)


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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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Listen to Rick Rogers' broadcast this morning, just a minute or two into the broadcast http://www.760kfmb.com/podcast/rick/RickRobertsShow2Hour-3-20.mp3
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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You're giving one guy way too much credit, Gary.
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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This is simply a standard formula that has been played out in various markets around the country for years. It brings tons of negative reation from a tiny minority and ends up actually raising listenership. I remember this very type of broadcast in Ohio somewhere about a year ago...before that it was somewhere in TX. I'd wager that it''s an edict from the top...was this a Clear Channel staion? It always seems to be them.
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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Quit listening to conservative radio. What's he gonna do, defend Iraq some more? He's probably out of subject matter.

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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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This broadcast frustates the hell out of me. I wish EVERY SINGLE cyclist in San Diego County would listen to it....and then go out and obey every rule of the road just to spite this ass-spelunker!

Gary, let me know if you need any sort of support for your open letter.

-bcreager
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [bcreager] [ In reply to ]
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He mentions running over cyclists several times, even playing truck and crunching metal noises.

I just finished my letter to the VP of KFMB, mailing it out tomorrow.
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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I'm 35 minutes into the broadcast, and it just gets worse and worse. Anyone that advocates injuring people, should be fired on the spot as far as I'm concerned. This isn't even shock jock kind of stuff, its plain stupidity!

-bcreager
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [bcreager] [ In reply to ]
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Hour 3 and he read my letter!

http://www.760kfmb.com/...tsShow4Hour-3-20.mp3

1/4 way into the hour, he reads the intro to my letter regarding Captain Patrick M. Klokow, and of course, he says I'm an idiot and a bumblebee.
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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When he comes out of the studio run over the prick on your mountain bike at about 25 mph. Oops!

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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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Gary
I've heard about this kind of thing from Clear Channel stations in the past also. A rider from one of the states where this happened emailed www.Roadbikerider.com (RBR) and they published the incident in their newsletter. End result was more bike awareness programs and the jocks got fired. It deeply disappoints me to hear that a jock in one of Bicycling Mags best cycling cities has stooped this low. He ought to get on a bike and ride LEGALLY down the coast and see how long his arse stays clean. He may have the stones to talk that way on the radio, but that's because he can hide behind the mic and hang up on anyone that challenges him. I'll be writing an email to RBR tonight or tomorrow. They encouraged members to report these occurences and can employ more help to get these guys off the air.

John
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [inSANe DIEGO] [ In reply to ]
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Anyone who mentions making a cyclist into a hood ornament is just sick.

They are 19-20 MB each, and can be found here:

Rick Roberts Show - 03/20
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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Amazing! I can't stand that guy and now I like him even less. He's nothing more than an airbag and his show is mindless. My wife is a grief counselor and she has 2 clients that lost loved ones to cycling accidents (both were hit by motorists breaking the law). I would love for one of my wife's clients to call this idiot and see what his response is to their story.
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [Bones] [ In reply to ]
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Send an email to the radio station vice president, Mr. J. Tracy at

[email protected]

and

[email protected]

Let him know ... I just sent an email out.

- Gary
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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Gary

Just sent an e-mail and posted this link on roadbikereview.com. Suggest that others post this link on other cycling forums as well. The more the better.

Mike
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [Mike Prevost] [ In reply to ]
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I emailed his boss. Everyone here should do likewise
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Re: An open letter to Rick Roberts of KFMB (San Diego cyclists, read this) [gtingley] [ In reply to ]
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My sense with "shockjocks" like this is that they're basically wanna-be demagogues, except that they usually want to be funny in the process - like some sort of overgrown schoolyard bully. And yeah, used to be they'd pick on other races, now that that's verboten they pick on other weaker groups.

Getting him to ride in traffic would be the best remedy, but in general, rather than seeing one of them get 'in trouble' I think the most effective response would be to somehow see them get humiliated - they can dish it out, can they take it? Or do they take themselves too seriously?
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