Campaign to get Rush off WOOD Radio: Targeting Local Advertisers – Updated 3/7
Part of the national strategy to get Rush Limbaugh off the air after he publicly insulted and demeaned Sandra Fluke by calling her a “slut” and “a prostitute” has been to pressure companies, which advertise on his syndicated radio show.
As of this writing there are at least a dozen companies that have pulled their funding from the show, companies that include AOL and makeup company Bare Escentuals. In addition, at least two radio stations in the country have already dropped Limbaugh from their lineup, according to a story on The Huffington Post.
The campaign in Grand Rapids is attempting to get the Rush Limbaugh show dropped from WOOD Radio, which airs the show Monday – Friday for 3 hours each day.
We have been asking people so far to contact the station to express their outrage at Limbaugh’s most recent offensive comments and many people have done so. Not surprising, WOOD Radio Station Manager Tim Feagan has responded with a canned e-mail stating that the station merely wants to “provide listeners with a broad range of opinions and commentary.” A lineup of Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage hardly could be considered a broad range of opinions.
In additions to contacting the station, we want to kick off a campaign to target local businesses that advertise with WOOD Radio and demand that they pull their funding from the station as long as Limbaugh’s show continues to be broadcast by Clear Channel in Grand Rapids.
The local companies listed below is the beginning of a list we have compiled based on who is advertising on air and on the WOOD Radio website. We are asking people to call and/or e-mail these companies and demand they pull their funding from WOOD Radio. Some of the companies do not have a publicly posted e-mail address, but they do have an online contact mechanism. If you write or call these businesses let us know so we can continue to update people on the campaign.
Also, just a reminder that at noon on Wednesday, March 7 there will be a protest at the Clear Channel/WOOD Radio at 77 Monroe Center in downtown Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids Lighting
River City Reproductions
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Silver Bullet Firearms
(616) 249-1911 firstname.lastname@example.org
West Michigan Office Interiors
(800) 964.0201 email@example.com
Maple Creek (senior housing)
West Michigan Glass Block
Bartlett Tree Experts