Bitch, Bitch, Bitch

Politicos, prudes, and the paranoid protest the programming heard on Bay Area radio stations to the highest authority in the land -- the Federal Communications Commission

Fred March of Oakland is an opinionated man who speaks his mind.
March thinks, for example, that KGO-AM Money Talk host Bob Brinker is a financial quack and apologist for the wealthy. And last spring he wrote Brinker a pair of letters telling him so -- with copies to station management and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

"I think you are an inconscionable [sic] scam artist, using the airways that belong to the public for your enrichment," March thundered in a May missive. "The whole radio business needs to be overhauled and regulated -- and it will be!"

A month later, March launched another rocket at Brinker for offering allegedly faulty retirement-planning advice. After ripping Brinker a new one, March offered this aside: "P.S. to the FCC: I just saw again the TV ad for Neosporin, that pops up all over the air. They say 'Bacteria cause infections' and then show a microscopic image of a strange and dangerous-looking creature; not a bacterium but a harmless protozoan! Neosporin is a useful product. Why does a drug company feel (and is allowed to) that it needs to misrepresent its message?"

Fred March's correspondence -- heartfelt, angry, quirky, and ultimately misguided -- is typical of the thousands of complaints the FCC receives each year about broadcasters. In the 12 months ended this past October, the agency got 7,594 letters from citizens outraged by something they'd heard or seen. Most of these gripes represent legitimate efforts to redress perceived wrongs. They are concise, cogent, and sincere. Others are rambling, ranting overreactions to minor or imagined slights. And more than a few are the work of total wack jobs -- folks who think local DJs are ridiculing them on air; people who insist their misfortunes are the result of having crossed powerful media interests.

"Some of what we do is therapeutic," acknowledges Norman Goldstein, the stone-faced chief of the FCC Mass Media Complaints and Investigations Branch. "But, we are a service agency."

And in that spirit, every single complaint receives careful, nonjudgmental attention from Goldstein's staff of 18 lawyers and clerks. Each letter is opened, logged in, analyzed by an attorney, and judged on the merits of the beef and the supporting documentation. According to Goldstein, "less than 10 percent" of the complaints warrant any sort of investigation. The rest either fall outside the agency's purview or don't provide enough detail about the alleged infraction. Indeed, the majority of these gripes would never be filed if the public better understood the scope of the FCC's power. While the FCC can and does impose serious penalties on stations that violate its operating rules -- including the rather vague indecency regulations -- the agency has little or no control over most aspects of radio programming. One example: Somebody should have explained to certain Bay Area residents that the Endangered Species Act doesn't apply to radio formats -- the feds can't make a station keep or change its format. And without a tape, transcript, or at least an accurate report of the who, when, and where of the offending broadcast, the agency is unable to act on even legitimate allegations. As a result of this ignorance and sloppy reporting, most complainants are politely dismissed with an FCC form letter explaining why the agency won't be revoking the miscreant's license after all.

With the exception of a few letters from complainants who have requested confidentiality, all of this correspondence -- including a fair amount from the Bay Area -- winds up in public files available for inspection at the FCC's Spartan Washington, D.C., headquarters.

Those files currently contain roughly 200 complaints against the Bay Area's top 24 radio stations, dating back to October 1992. (Complaints filed before that date are stored in a suburban Washington warehouse, alongside the Ark of the Covenant and the Roswell alien bodies.) The most common gripe from local radio listeners: the perceived excesses of conservative talk hosts. The second-biggest irritant: dirty talk.

The Favorite Station of the Third Reich?
San Francisco's uncontested complaints cham-peen is all-right, all-the-time KSFO-AM, which has an impressive 54 letters to its credit.

One peeved listener urged the FCC to consider revoking KSFO's license "unless they cease and desist from this virtually Hitlerian, enflamatory [sic] rhetoric."

Berkeley truck driver Drew Clark dropped a line to complain that KSFO's all-conservative lineup denies equal access to other viewpoints and "makes me depressed daily."

Gunter Konold of Stockton advised the FCC that KSFO is "a snake pit" that proves we need "limits on irresponsible hate media." According to Konold, if "the ultraright ... cannot handle free speech in a responsible manner, it becomes a menace and liability to our society and must be controlled."

Former KSFO host Michael Spearman drew two complaints for his alleged "Gestapo politics" and "incitement to murder." The authors of those letters received complimentary copies of an FCC brushoff brochure explaining broadcasters' First Amendment rights and regulatory responsibilities.

"Hitlerian." "Gestapo." Nazi imagery is a common thread in FCC complaints against conservatives.

Yet another KSFO yakker, Spencer Hughes, prompted a letter of complaint with his crude insinuation that anti-religion liberals are trying to use child molestation by priests to destroy the Catholic Church.

"Is KSFO now advocating child molestation?" asked Anne Lavandier of Willits. "Is the station's policy that child molesters should be free [to] perpetrate their unwholesome proclivities upon defenseless children? ... Spencer Hughes should be removed from the radio. His ... are merely the outpourings of unrestrained licentiousness with no redeeming social significance."

But the man responsible for the most KSFO complaints is, of course, former KSFO morning man and Bay Area radio veteran J. Paul Emerson, who generated an impressive 42 letters during his 30 days at the station. Most of those gripes were part of an organized protest effort. While they were written in different styles on varying letterheads, all 42 cited the same Emersonian excesses and quoted identical passages from his short-lived show, including, "Alioto, get your butt ready. I guarantee you, you want stinking war, you got war you asshole."

San Francisco Public Health Director Sandra Hernandez shared her concern with the FCC about Emerson's much-publicized call for the mandatory quarantine of HIV-positive people.

At the other end of the spectrum, so to speak, is Michigan resident William E. Lauterbach's 1993 complaint against KGO's Dr. Dean Edell, whose medical advice program is heard on stations across the country. Lauterbach detected a pro-gay, pro-anal sex bias in Edell's show. As evidence he cited the doc's supposed failure to "inform his radio audience ... that anal sex ... is anatomically and biologically incorrect." Edell was also indicted for his supposed failure to report that lesbians occasionally use dildos, AIDS is rampant in the gay community, homosexuality may be the result of genetic damage caused by drugs or pollution, and man-on-man sex is sometimes "aggressive and hard-driving, causing damage to the anal walls," rectal bleeding, and -- well, you get the idea.

Does a flood of complaints to the FCC prompt any fear in radio managers? "None at all," says Jack Swanson, who oversees programming at both KGO and KSFO. "In all my years of programming I can never recall being contacted by the FCC -- about anything."

KOME-FM General Manager Richard Kelly agrees that FCC mail has little effect. For true impact, he says, listeners should take their beefs to the management.

"A complaint can't have any impact if I don't see it," says Kelley. "In three-plus years here I have never had the FCC alert me to a letter they've received [about KOME]. I would encourage people to write directly to the station. Do we respond to all those letters? No. But I do call some of [the letter writers], or we talk about the complaint with the programming department."

In fact, many of the letters in the FCC files are copies of complaints addressed to the offending broadcasters. Gun rights activist Jeffrey Chan, for example, sends copies to the agency of all his correspondence with local stations. There are letters demanding airtime on all-news KCBS-AM and classical music KDFC-FM to promote a Second Amendment rally, and one accusing the pre-rightist KSFO of anti-gun bias in its news coverage.

Similarly, a San Francisco man sent the FCC a copy of a letter in which he informed KGO that he was "repulsed and outraged" that midday talker Ronn Owens was leading a petition drive in support of the "three strikes" initiative spawned by the Polly Klaas case.

"Is KGO a 'news' organization or has it decided to run for office?" asked the listener. "By allowing Mr. Owens and his crew to distribute petitions, in front of the Polly Klaas Center, no less, is to use KGO's power and influence inappropriately."

Owens' alleged mistreatment of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek drew howls of protest from Michael Kellough. Mad Mike was incensed that Owens jumped down Trebek's throat when the visiting game show host casually expressed support for the Million Man March. Kellough complained that Owens has "for years" been "changing, shaping, and literally molding the news and comments by others to fit into his particular brand of politics."

Perhaps Mr. Kellough would be happier if Owens were a blank slate and he transmitted nothing but dead air.

The Good, the Bad, and the Prurient
Several listeners have written the FCC to complain about alleged race, religion, or gender slurs they heard on local stations. Frederick Greenhalge of Los Gatos asked the FCC to block the Walt Disney Co.'s purchase of Capital Cities/ABC because KGO's Bernie Ward constantly attacks Christianity. (If you want to know where Frederick is coming from, check out his address: "Box 1114, Fedgov. monopoly P.O.") Patricia Ann McCoy wanted the FCC to extract an apology from noncommercial KQED-FM and Terry Gross, host of public radio's Fresh Air arts program. Their sin: airing an interview with an author who "made blasphemous remarks about the Virgin Mary."

McCoy declared: "I, as a Traditionalist Roman Catholic and taxpayer, will not tolerate disparaging remarks comparing someone whom I, and millions of others, venerate, to pagan goddesses such as Ishtar or Aphrodite."

McCoy went on to ask that Gross and KQED be required to air an interview with an author whom Ms. McCoy said would "present to the listening public ... the perfidious and subversive nature of so-called 'Christian Feminists.' "

Emily Rosenberg of Oakland reported that while listening to KOME she heard material that "might be prohibited by FCC regulations" including "mockery of the religious beliefs of the followers of Menachem Scherneson" and "a phrase which was very close to 'Ha! Who can imagine a Jew giving away money?' " Emily couldn't identify the person who uttered these slanders, but the smart money is on Howard Stern.

Another woman expressed dismay that Stern referred to a female caller as "darling" and "honey" and constantly interrupted her as she tried to make her point about adoption. The FCC also got an earful about anti-Semitic and anti-female humor that allegedly aired on KOME, as well as a Judge Ito bit on KFRC-FM. (Emerson again.) KFRC and KGO drew fire for using the word "bitch" in reference to, respectively, singer Michelle Phillips and O.J. prosecutor Marcia Clark.

Oakland listener Gerta Farber blistered Dr. Dean Edell after he allegedly said, "A vagina is the dirtiest thing I can think of." Gerta judged that remark "obviously untrue, sexist, and extremely damaging to humans of all sexes and all ages!" Edell, she concluded, may be "in need of some serious psychological evaluation."

Some area residents would probably volunteer that Howard Stern is the dirtiest thing they can think of. KOME's FCC file contains a fistful of gripes about the King of All Media.

The typical complaint: "I am writing to you today because I am angry and appalled that the talk show I heard on the radio this morning was filthy, degrading and pornographic. ... A woman had called in and said, 'Hi, Howard, how are you?' His response was, 'You whore, how the hell do you think I am?' He went on to tell her to pull up her underpants because he could smell her crotch across the airwaves. ... This goes on every day."

Note that last observation. Leafing through the FCC files reinforces a long-held belief that Stern and other shock jocks put some people in a quandary: They find themselves inexplicably drawn to something they want to believe is wrong. Pete Ravalin's 1993 complaint about J. Paul Emerson's old KFRC show chronicles the offensive language employed "today" ("pissed off," "hell," "damn") -- and "yesterday" ("butthead, "peckerhead"). Ravalin closes with this revealing observation: "I guess I could change the station and listen to another station."

Despite Stern's presence on KOME, KMEL-FM rules the potty-talk kingdom with about a dozen letters currently on file. Three of those stem from use of the word "asshole" by station personalities. Those complaints, incidentally, are an indicator of the Bay Area's tolerance. There are very few cities -- Miami is another -- where radio station managers feel comfortable allowing that word to be broadcast. It's heard on Washington radio, for example, about as often as "fuck."

Noncommercial KALW-FM netted a smut complaint for a BBC news feature (!) about the advent of sex shops in China. According to listener Donna Orozco of Belmont, "there was a lot of very specific sexual conversation that I think very inappropriate ... at a time when my kids were just out of school." But just when this seems like a straightforward indecency beef, Orozco veers way off the road: "I am white, this [announcer] was an English woman. I was thinking if a Black person was saying this it would be condemned quickly."

A similarly offbeat complaint was submitted by Victor Dolcourt of Sunnyvale, who began by relating how his 14-year-old daughter heard Howard Stern ask a female listener, "Who is better hung, me or some black guy?"

Dolcourt then offered this observation: "In terms of male mammals, whales, giraffes, elephants, lions, and the barnyard animals including horses, bulls and some rams all have larger sexual organs than does the average human. For humans within the range of 'average,' the size of the male sexual organs has very little to do with sexual enjoyment. ... However, Mr. Stern's question is quite pernicious. He has singled out one class of person, black males, and has cast them in a particular light with respect to subjective sexual superiority or inferiority ... regarding the size of their sex organs in comparison to himself, a person who obviously represents the white male norm."

Of course, everyone has a different threshold for offensiveness. One woman took the time to inform the FCC that during a visit to San Francisco she heard network host Bruce Williams talk about "doing it" in "a sickening, low soft voice -- sort of cooing the words." Bobbie Edgin of Aptos was infuriated that KNBR-AM yakmeister Peter Franklin used the phrase "I thought you'd pee in your pants." A Hillsborough man dashed off a note to report that "This morning I pushed my car radio button to KFRC and heard, 'All you old farts out there can call in and get a free sample of Beano.' I am tired of this language on the radio."

To his credit, this complainant at least offered a possible solution to the blue broadcasting conundrum: "If stations want to exercise 'free speech' they should be required to announce every hour that 'this station's broadcasts may occasionally contain language that is offensive to some listeners!' I could then choose not to listen to these stations."

Hmmm. Maybe we'll pass that one along to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt.
Prudes even assail Ronn Owens. In January 1994, the FCC received two letters about the "tasteless and vile" material that aired on KGO when Owens invited listeners to call up with their favorite jokes. John Creaghe of Santa Rosa was particularly incensed that some of the "most offensive" yuks came at the expense of first lady Hillary Clinton.

Sometimes a listener will turn to the FCC in an (always futile) effort to prevent a station from ditching a format the listener holds dear. You can almost hear Joseph Ball's heart breaking in his 1993 letter about KFRC-AM's switch from big band to rock: "We realize that the younger generation deserves their type of music, but so do we who were raised on the tunes of yesteryear. Surely there are enough frequencies to provide programming to satisfy everyone. ... I'm sure that your office has received many complaints as well as protests concerning this change, and will rectify this situation by returning Magic 61/KFRC to its original format."

Such a sweet letter. What do you bet Joseph Ball looks like Red Buttons?
Albert A. Hoffman, "Radio Listener," wrote to vent his displeasure with KOME's decision to replace some local shows with programs that originate on the East Coast, including Stern's. Hoffman worried that this development would hurt West Coast bands poised for a breakthrough and limit career opportunities for the region's aspiring DJs. His conclusion: "I'm sure the broadcasters will save themselves a lot of money by re-using their programs nation-wide instead of hiring local talent. But when there's no cultural difference between living on the West Coast and living in New York, radio-wise, we will have lost a distinction that makes this country great."

The FCC's response: Thanks for sharing.

Contest-ing the Airwaves
Contests and giveaways are another big source of listener complaints -- one where the FCC actually will take swift and terrible action against a station. The agency holds an extremely dim view of stations that rig contests or cheat people out of promised prizes. Says Swanson: "I swear the FCC would let you do an all-Klan format, so long as people actually got the JVC boomboxes you gave away on the air."

Bay Area stations are pretty clean on this score. The one serious charge -- that KBLX-FM ("The Quiet Storm") gyped a listener out of a free Hyundai -- was investigated and dismissed on the grounds that the station was only tangentially involved in the contest. The rest of the contest-related letters consist of unactionable gripes and whines.

Two people complained about a "contest" in which KHQT-FM DJ Panama Jack offered prizes to listeners who brought him food at the studio. Steve Alvarado of San Jose groused that Panama had offered a trip to the American Music Awards to the first person to bring him the proscribed potpourri of fast food. Alvarado's concern: "These people would probably have to spend about 50 dollars to win this prize. It seems illegal that you might have to spend all this hard-earned money to win and someone else might win, sticking you with all this food. ... Can you check into this? If it is not illegal, I think it should be. It's almost like a lottery or gambling." Yep. And next thing you know the station will be into loan sharking, prostitution, and other gambling sidelines.

Debra Eaten of Hayward voiced similar outrage at Panama Jack, telling the FCC: "I'm going to be really blunt with you. Listening to this garbage on the radio made me sick to my stomach. It really 'pissed me off.' I thought I would just share my feelings with you on this matter."

KHQT was also the subject of a complaint from a listener who won a contest and got his prize -- much to his annoyance. David Burness of San Jose said a co-worker nominated him for the station's Creep of the Day honors, and he won. "The main thing that bothered me was that my full name was broadcasted over the air and embarrassed me," wrote Burness.

A Castro Valley mom told the commission that her son had been treated rudely when he called KMEL during a concert ticket giveaway. In a handwritten affidavit attached to the letter, her boy said the jocks hung up on him after asking if he would run naked through the streets to earn the tix. His conclusion: "I did not have to be treated that way, and it's not fair that they could just do this. I think it's rude of the DJs to do this to callers, because they try hard to get through, and it's pretty cold to treat callers that way. Thank you for listening."

In this age of shrinking federal resources, is this really how you want the government spending its time and money -- chasing after mean radio bullies who teased your precious?

Scott Krinsky of Danville apparently has a somewhat better relationship with KMEL. According to a letter from the homeowners association of the swanky Country Club at Blackhawk in Danville, young Krinsky allowed three KMEL vans carrying DJ Davey D. and kids dressed as gang members to enter the gated community.

Blackhawk Director of Security Dan Black wrote: "We feel this was not just a dumb publicity stunt done in bad taste, but that it was a deliberate and blatant attempt to generate a controversial incident intended to cast this community in a bad light. This stunt ... could have caused a serious incident and could have endangered the participants or residents. ... Unfortunately, it also does not speak too well for the type of minds at work at that radio station."

KMEL's Kelley insists the letter overstates the incident. "We only had one van on the streets at that time," he recalls. "I think what happened was this kid saw Davey D. in the van, invited him in, and said, 'Hey, you can broadcast from in front of my house.' "

Altered Wavelengths
While virtually every letter in the FCC files contains a bit of insanity, some are crazier than others. Sitting as it does at the nexus of mass media and the federal government, the FCC Complaints Branch is a kook magnet.

In 1993, the agency received three complaints that charged KGO with false advertising because it used the slogan "KGO, News-Talk 810, where you don't miss a thing." Walter Smith of Oakland groused that KGO's boast was a lie because the station doesn't air local news from his hometown of Chicago. It's tempting to think that such borderline bizarre letters, and there are many of them in the files, represent sly attempts to fuck with a radio station and/or the feds. And maybe that's what Walter Smith was up to. But if so, a couple other folks had the same idea. "R. Jones" of Oakland urged an investigation of KGO on the grounds that for the slogan to be true, "KGO must air everything and this, of course, is an absolute impossibility." A third complaint, signed "Former Student," relates the story of an unidentified UC Irvine professor who lost his "San Francisco teaching job" after confronting KGO over the veracity of its slogan. (It seems station management refused the prof's request that KGO carry hockey games from around the country.) Former Student told the FCC he wouldn't reveal his true identity because he could not afford to lose his job as a stock broker trainee.

William Tennant of Mountain View was also wary of KGO's power. In his own 1993 complaint, Tennant alleged that KGO's Owens had "blacklisted" him from his call-in show because Tennant's opinions were at odds with Owens' views. Tennant asked the agency to determine if other listeners had suffered the same fate. "If so," he prayed, "I trust that you will see to it that appropriate action will be taken."

A man who gave his address as "Kentville, Nova Scotia" wrote the FCC to report that KSAN is putting its listeners at a health risk by changing the words and speed of the music it plays. He even included a tape to prove his allegations. "The song in this instance is ['Here Comes the Sun,']" he wrote. "[But] the timing has been slowed and the words changed, in at least one instance they have changed it to hero comes the setting sun."

These folks may sound a little overanxious, but they've got nothing on "James Mason."

In a four-page letter scrawled on notebook paper, Mason told a tortured tale of being "stalked" by a KGO talk host named "Dirk Van Loom," whose family had been harassing him ever since the '40s. The rambling missive went on to tell a horrific tale of kidnapping, child molestation, rape, and attempted murder involving Van Loom and his clan. Mason, who confided that he is the offspring of actress Francis Farmer and Howard Hughes, also reported that Van Loom was using his KGO show to frame Mason as a child molester -- just as the nefarious host did while working at stations in Las Vegas and Toledo. Mason closed with this plea: "Can nothing be done about this gangster, Dirk Van Loom? Lawyers and the police won't touch this. Will you?" In a postscript Mason revealed that his real name is "Robert Farmer" and that he appeared in Little Rascals episodes and Shirley Temple films.

It will come as no surprise that Swanson says he's never heard of Dirk Van Loom. (There is a network radio newscaster named Dirk Van, but Swanson says he's never been heard on KGO.)

"KGO reaches 1 million people a week," Swanson observes. "With that kind of audience are you talking to some portion of the population that is certifiable nuts? Yes, you are."

While James Mason/Robert Farmer may need help, his is not the most pathetic missive in the FCC's Bay Area files. That honor goes to a note from the presumably sane Thomas S. Mooney, manager of the San Francisco Sports & Boat Show. Shortly after KGO talk host Duane Garrett threw himself off the Golden Gate Bridge, Mooney wrote FCC Chairman Hundt to question the propriety of KGO's on-air solicitation of donations to help Garrett's destitute family. "Isn't such use of the public airways a breech of KGO's FCC license?" Mooney asked.

The terse note was written on Sport & Boat Show stationary, which carries a panoramic full-color photo of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Despite his warm relationship with KGO management, Mooney apparently didn't have the stones to take up this issue with them. Swanson seemed genuinely taken aback when the poison pen letter was read to him. "Tom is a longtime regular listener to KGO," Swanson says. "I'm stunned. I never had any idea that he didn't totally love us."

Not every letter in the complaints file concerns a misdeed. Any piece of correspondence relating to a station's operations can find its way into the heavy brown folders, each of which is a small tribute to bureaucratic efficiency -- letters fastened in place chronologically, each bearing a date-received stamp and a file number.

KSJO-FM's file, for example, contains listener Kelvin Riley O'Keeffe's impassioned defense of the station's sometimes politically incorrect material, including a feature called "Learnin' to Spell With Darnell," which obviously made sport of uneducated African-Americans.

Here's Kev's take on the situation: "What I don't get is why some elements in the community seem to think that anyone who hears this stuff is going to naturally conclude that all Black people are stupid. I think most of us are quite aware that some Black people are stupid, just as some white people are stupid. We certainly don't need any group of whining, self-proclaimed watchdogs to keep us from hearing the 'wrong' kind of humour."

Thank you, Mr. O'Keeffe, for proving beyond a doubt that some white people are indeed stupid.

KMEL's file contains a 1995 letter from a 17-year-old Stockton kid who wanted to create a new radio format that would feature uncensored versions of even the raunchiest gangsta rap songs presented by DJs who were equally unfettered. The budding program director concluded by asking the FCC's general counsel to drop him a line regarding whether such "True Urban" programming would violate the agency's obscenity and indecency guidelines. While there is no record of the agency's response, it's safe to assume that the boy is still waiting for that legal opinion.

So, does it make any sense to expend precious life energy grousing to the feds about the latest aural outrage? No matter how incensed one may be, does a rational person really want his anger on file along with the ravings of James Mason and Former Student -- fodder for snickering bureaucrats and smirking journalists? Can it have any real impact?

The short answer to that last one is: yes. A carefully crafted complaint about an issue that falls under the FCC's mandate can have serious ramifications -- no matter what Swanson and Kelley say. Just ask Las Vegas oddity Al Westcott, the chain-smoking, tie-dye-clad aging hippie whose drumbeat of meticulously documented complaints about Howard Stern resulted in Stern's employer, Infinity Broadcasting, paying $1.7 million in indecency fines. Westcott's campaign also prompted Infinity to tone down Stern's act, something it would never have done without L'Affaire Westcott.

And even if a complaint doesn't prompt specific regulatory action, it can have a subtle effect over time. Most visitors to the Complaints Branch reference room are young researchers performing due diligence background checks on stations that are being sold. While it's unlikely a single complaint will crater a sale, a thick and juicy file can slow down a deal -- and perhaps give the new owners something to think about, especially if there is a pattern to the grievances. The pending sale of a Washington, D.C., radio station is currently tangled up in an unresolved contest-related complaint and a lawsuit alleging that the FCC should have yanked the station's license over earlier misdeeds. Both actions were brought by a former station employee who is delighting in punishing her former bosses for their supposed transgressions.

But a complaint needn't be prompted by outrage, spite, or vengeance. For now at least, the law states that the airwaves belong to the public and are licensed to broadcasters for use in the public interest. The FCC and the federal government -- in principle at least -- want your opinion about the use of "your" airwaves. To paraphrase that old voting slogan: "If you didn't bitch, don't bitch."

But please, no letters about that DJ who is stalking you.

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I see that SFWeekly deleted all of the responses I had to this fictional article that is almost SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD!


I also see that SFWeekly wouldn't do an FOIA and print my letter to the FCC.  My question was related to Dr. Edel claiming that the male anus was as clean as the female vagina.  I also questioned whether Edel could practice medicine in all fifty states, which he was essence....with his medical advice program.


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