The anti-violence march and the pirate radio station
This Sunday, there's going to be a "Man Up for Liquarry Jefferson Accountability March" from Grove Hall to City Hall, to try to get black men to take more responsibility for stopping violence in inner-city Boston (starts at 11 a.m.; it's named for the little boy shot by a cousin with an illegal gun a family member left lying around).
I didn't read about it in the Globe or the Herald, of course. Instead, I heard about it this morning on Touch FM, the pirate radio station a toothless FCC can't seem to shut down.
But maybe it's not such a bad thing the FCC can't figure out how to dismantle an antenna. For the 20 minutes or so I listened to the station in the car (came in very well in Roslindale, slowly faded out as I got toward Rte. 9 in Newton), I listened to callers discussing what "brothas can do" to change the 'hood - and which song they'd pick as a theme for the march or which best reminds them of somebody they'd lost to violence. The DJ recited names of young victims of violence and reminded listeners that the mainstream media only seem to care about the inner city when somebody gets gunned down - where are the stories about good things in the non-white areas of Boston?
The answer to that one is easy, of course: If you look at today's Globe, you'll notice the paper assigned two metro reporters to the Patriots/Herald story (and another to cover a mock hurricane evacuation on the Cape).
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ah, pirate radio
Even if they shut down Touch FM, there will always be umpteen pirate radio stations up and down Blue Hill Ave, and this kind of thing is the reason why. They're filling an important role in the Dorchester/Mattapan community that no other media outlet can (or bothers to, maybe). Local businesses advertise on them. Pols stump on pirate airwaves during campaign season, never mind if they're legal or not. It's the only way they can reach a demographic almost nobody else pays attention to.
If the FCC were to shut all the pirates down at once, there would be a huge information vacuum in the neighborhoods. I wouldn't hold my breath for the legit broadcasters to fill it.
Touch FM profile
The Dorchester Reporter profiles the station today.
Not everybody a Touch FM fan
Got this long rant in e-mail:
To: All Major TV and Radio Media Outlets.
"BLACK "EGO" RADIO STATION PROMISES
TO TAKE OVER BOSTON THE AIRWAYS!"
"LP WTCH- FM 106.1" Is on the radio station warpath to challenge any radio station
(Black or White) in the world. They have called out "JAMN' 945; WILD-AM; WTKK 96.9; WRKO 680" and other local radio stations and local news and media outlets that are
looking for competition. Their goals are to run the major radio stations link to the Black communities of Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan out of business. Their taking advantage of the African-American Community by donating money to this radio station without a returned receipt to those who've donated.
The Grove Hall Community of Roxbury and "TOUCH" wants "JAMN' 945, WILD-AM; WTKK 96.9; WRKO-AM 680" and other radio stations to be "BANNED," so that Touch 106.1 can run their station they way they want it; despite of the disagreements of the African-American Community who still listens to the mentioned radio station just read.
On Tuesday, May the 13th 2008, LP WTCH-FM has violated the FCC rules that prohibits live negative profanity on the airways. The negative swearing has lasted for 40 minutes.
Now, as you & we recalled last year, morning show radio host Don Imus, was removed off the airways for using racist negative words towards the Rutgers Women's Basketball Team as "NAPPY HEADED HOES!"
In December, Members of Mosque #11 of "The Nation of Islam", protested the return of Don Imus on the radio airways of Boston's WTKK 96.9FM; but has unsuccessfully failed.
A double standard is occurring on the air when it comes to LP -WTCH 106.1 FM.
For those radio stations out there who have been threaten are encourage to contact the
FCC down in Washington DC, and report this incident to your TV news and radio stations.
We will also be doing that! Mention this kind of ego, HATEFUL, selfishness, separation and forceful competition towards other big media radio station here in Boston.
NO RADIO STATION SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH SWEARING ON
THE AIRWAYS ON NATIONAL & WORLDWIDE RADIO & GET AWAY WITH IT!
And LP-WTCH 106.1 FM has violated the FCC RULES, "BIG TIME" and thinking no one else is listening...BUT THEY ARE!...TO CATCH TOUCH IN THE ACT!
WCOD 106.1 FM in Cape Cod is not aware that their FM Station Channel has been stolen.
Unaware that they lost millions of dollars in revenue. A "YOU TUBE VIDEO WILL EXPLAIN ALL THAT" in a couple of days!
To Whom it may Concern: LP-WTCH 106.1 FM
Thank you for your voice to all the "TOUCH 106.1" family for putting your voices on the air for us to record, as negative audio for evidence we need to nail you off FCC airways.
I wrote you before Minister Don and Charles Clemons, but you look at us others Black Folks as "Dumb Black B-Words and N-Words." We knew that this day would come.
Black folks are fed up, on you talking down and ignoring and overlooking us as a people.
Now that we got what we need, Mr. Clemmons' radio show; maybe Jay Severn, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and the other conservative affiliates you've attacked need to hear the profanity side of "TOUCH." Janet Jackson for an example from the "2003 NFL SUPERBOWL." CBS Television slapped with million dollars in fines.
Oh, by the way, Minister Don. Not to get off the subject.
Your friend who says he supports "The Nation Of Islam" went on Fox News and agree with Sean Hannity, that Minister Louis Farrakhan is a "RACIST and a ANTI-SEMITIC HYPOCRITE!" I'm talking about Reverend Eugene Rivers, of the "Ten Point Collalition." Speechless, Minister Don? Well, that's what I thought!
Why we don't see YOU on "FOX NEWS" not RESPONDING to Reverend Eugene River's agreement with Sean Hannity on Fox News regarding Minister Farrakhan?
Check on YOU TUBE, My Brother! It's Probably up there somewhere!
Checkout the word "YES" Coming out of his mouth and the body language agreeing with Sean Hannity! Reverend Eugene Rivers, a friend of Mosque No. 11 of The Nation of Islam?
Minister, YOU'RE NOT A FOOL! I respect you FOR THAT!
But as for Reverend Eugene Rivers...Brother, you got PLAY'D like a 1940 broken torn up violin! Even Jay Severin called Reverend Rivers "Courageous!" and wants to invite him on his show @ WTKK to layout the dirt on The Nation of Islam!"
UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY, HUH? CAN'T COME TOGETHER 'CAUSE
WE ALWAYS "PICK & CHOOSE" AND SHOW FAVORITISM TOWARDS OURSELVES!
CHARLES, My Brother, your lowest ratings down @ "TOUCH 106.1" is about to make "HEADLINES and a BIG BOOST," They'll be calling it a "FICTIONAL BLACK RADIO SOAP OPERA!"
Let us tell you why people have been calling your show on Tuesday, May 13th 2008,
which will explain the reason why Black People act like they do.
1.) CHARLES CLEMENS is a FAKE!...HE'S A PICKER & A CHOOSER!
A con-artist asking poor blacks for money to support a radio station, and doesn't support the people who gave him the money. Question: Why are their no receipts given out to those who've sent a check to Mr. Clemons? Hello!
2.) CHARLES CLEMMONS' looking for "REAL BLACK MEN"
who he and others at the radio station feel comfortable around with.
(NO WHITES, NO HOMELESS NOR FAGGOTS ALOWED!)
And Homosexuality is against the true believes of the NATION OF ISLAM!
Disrespecting the "GAY COMMUNITY! BLACK OR WHITE!"
So specify for the forgotten Black People when you mean,
"WE'RE LOOKING FOR REAL BLACK MEN!"
3.) CHARLES CLEMONS wants to run "JAMN' 945" OUT OF BUSINESS.
MC Spice called the JAMN' 945 Family "WEAK and PUNKS!"
And never supported "STOPPING THE VIOLENCE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON!"
Including the departure of JAY SEVERIN of 96.9 WTKK FM.
4.) CHARLES CLEMONS wants to run "WILD 1090" OUT OF BUSINESS.
Charles wanted Rick Anderson to give up all his power of a now small WILD 1090AM; taking longtime listeners of "THE TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW" away to listen to the "NEGATIVE, CAN'T BLEEP OUT SWEARS AGAINST THE FCC RULE", Touch FM that can't even reach 106.1 Million Blacks to that radio Station.
"THANK GOD FOR TOM JOYNER!...HE'S NO CHARLES CLEMONS."
5.) CHARLES CLEMONS and his LOVER, CHUCK TURNER respects each other as "SAINTS".... WHILE YOU LOOK AT US N-WORDS LIKE WE AIN'T BLACK ENOUGH!
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND!
6.) CHARLES CLEMONS telling other radio stations like "JAM'N 945" on how to run their radio station.
7.) CHARLES CLEMONS doesn't believe in the "TWO WAY STREET!"
Meaning: "YOU DO FOR ME AND I'LL DO FOR YOU!"
"PUSH ME AND I WILL PULL YOU!" Warren Ballentine was right on the money!
THAT'S WHY WE LOVE WARREN BALLENTINE!
OH, WE BLACK FOLKS GOT OUR FAVORITES, TOO!...JUST LIKE TOUCH 106.1.
8.) CHARLES CLEMMONS "LIED!" And called "GROVE HALL" a "BEAUTIFUL UPTOWN! Maybe the "I-Team, NewsCenter 5 Investigates, and Hank Philipie Ryan" needs to check that out for themselves with negative flyers about Nas' N-Word Album on street some of the lamppost; drugs, guns and gangs still plagues our streets; and comparing Grove Hall to Coolidge Corner in Brookline....A REAL BEAUTIFUL UPTOWN I MAY ADD!
He blatantly dissed the Jewish Community of Brookline's Coolidge Corner;
Washington Square. Boston's Brigham Circle in Mission; Broadway in South Boston.
He dissed Mattapan Square; Fields Corner; Uphams Corner; Lower Mills.
THAT'S BIAS!...PICKING, CHOOSING & BEING BIAS!
9.) "CHARLES CLEMONS, MINISTER DON & TOUCH 106.1" will stop any future "BLACK RADIO STATION" beside "TOUCH" from coming into the "BLACK COMMUNITIES OF ROXBURY, DORCHESTER & MATTAPAN, " and doing their radio station their way.
Why would you wanna ban Warren Ballentine to show up for his people of the
"REAL TRUTHFIGHTERS" in the Black Community that want him in Boston?
10.) CHARLES CLEMONS HAS A "BLACK EEEEEEEEEEGO PROBLEM"
AGAINST HIS OWN PEOPLE WHO DON'T AGREE WITH HIM OR THE RADIO STATION.
You say Minister Don, "WHAT'S WRONG WITH OUR BLACK PEOPLE?"
The question you really want to ask yourself is... "WHAT ARE YOU SAYIN' & DOIN' TO MAKE OUR PEOPLE TURN AGAINST US, HATE ON US, AND WANT TO DESTROY US & EACH OTHER?"
Let us give you two answers on why!
1.) "TOUCH" SHOWS "FAVORITISM" TOWARDS THE VOLUNTEEERS AND THE ONES WHO WANT IT DONE "THE CHARLES CLEMONS WAY!"
2.) "TOUCH 106.1" ATTACK A SISTER BY THE NAME OF "PEEBLES" OF JAMN' 945.
And Charles was ready to steal all the listening audience from that radio station when ya'll fell for the biggest April fools joke, when you all thought that "RAMIRO & PEEBLES" contract was up and left for good; and there was "TOUCH FM'S" opportunity to snatch the "BLACK CALLERS" from that radio Station. MC Spice has dissed Acrobatick 'cause Charles Clemons try to snatch him away; and that includes Maverick from JAMN'.
WHO'S THE "APRIL" FOOL NOW!
So, Charles Clemmons...How dare you tell your listeners off and on the air to stop listening to Warren Ballentine and Al Sharpton? Just because your "TOUCH" callers do call to talk to those real true Black Gentlemen, but you want to ignore the ones that do call up to talk to those brothers of Ballentine and Sharpton.
Minister Rodney on your show Charles, say that he nor "TOUCH FM" wasn't nor isn't looking for radio competition. Well, It looks like you just done killed your radio station down in Grove Hall; and looks like the FCC needs to hear about this along with the who entire media, after we caught your voices and other callers on the air using profanity language. EXPLAIN YOURSELF!
We're serious as a heart attack, according to Minister Don.
If you won't tell the FCC what happened, we will. Or...THEY WILL!
MEANING: JAY SEVERIN; THE BOSTON GLOBE; THE BOSTON HERALD; CHANNEL'S 4, 5, 7, 25, 56; FOX NEWS; MSNBC; JAMN' 945; HOT 97 IN NEW YORK; THE WHOLE NINE YARDS! YOU WILL BE MAKING NEWS, AND "TOUCH" WILL BE OFF THE AIRWAYS FOR GOOD!...FOR GOOD!
Why does Minister Don run away from Black folks, for those and strangers who want to greet him with R-E-S-P-E-C-T about the work he has done and want to help out?
These day you need an application to fill out to "PARTICPATE" in your own community to be a "VOLUNTEER!" THAT IS A UGLY CRYING SHAME THAT WE ARE DOING THIS TO OURSELVES! Always thinking somebody's gonna shot him by one of his own people in his community of Grove Hall? "WE ARE SCARE OF OUR OWN SHADOWS!" And it so true in our own community confronting our own people who are "OUR OWN WORSE ENEMY!"...A SCARE NEGRO WILL GET YOU KILLED!"
Councilman Chuck Turner who forced some in the Black Community to drive to hating this man, as he walks by and don't say "HI" to his own people; but he treats Minister Don, Charles Clemons and MC Spice like The Black Kings from Africa.
When election day comes around, don't look for my vote; and another thing.
The "DIRTY LAUNDRY OF BLACK PEOPLE" has been revealed!
The next time a Black leaders who represents Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who were involved in an accident, (not caused by the witness) whether and automobile accident or something tragic. Some Black witnesses in our community, say that they would just stand there with camera cell phone or a video camera, as the black leader(s) struggles to escape from a car wrecked before it blows up in a gulf of flames, uploads and put it on "YOU TUBE" and make a profit out of it.
"DON'T TELL US THAT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT! IT'S A MONEY MAKING BUSINESS IN TODAY'S WORLD! AND WE ASKED FOR IT!" IT'S THEIR WAY OF SAYING... "CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST!"....Malcolm X.
Maybe we need to air more of that dirty laundry to run you out of business because you are "PICKING, CHOOSING & MAKING DECISIONS" on who should join "THIS or THAT" organizations, "IN OUR OWN COMMUNITY!"
Who are the "PICKERS AND THE CHOOSERS" In our own Community?
1.) CHARLES CLEMONS
2.) MINISTER DON MUHAMMAD
3.) CHUCK TURNER
4.) GLORIA FOX
5.) DIANE WILKERSON
6.) FELIX ARROYO
7.) MEL KING
8.) BRUCE BOLLING
9.) MELVIN MILLER
10.) MC SPICE
THOSE ARE YOUR FACRIC OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY!
....OF THEIR PICKING & CHOOSING!
Now, we're not the one that are calling up to express their anger towards you.
But it's the one's you all have ignored and overlook.
EXPECT MORE CALLS TO GET DIRTY & PERSONAL.
TOUCH 106.1 FM ASKED FOR THIS CHALLENGE!
WE SAY...GIVE IT TO 'EM!
And other concerned African-Americans
More dirt is on the way!
Well, I'm convinced....
...I'm not sure of what, exactly, but convinced all the same.
If Georgia Davis wants anyone to take her seriously, she needs to provide a succinct summary statement.