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Campaign to get Rush off WOOD Radio: Targeting Local Advertisers – Updated 3/7

March 6, 2012

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.

West MI Advertisers on WOOD Radio

Grand Rapids Lighting

616-949-4931

Kyper College

kcapisciolto@kuyper.edu 
            616-988-3676

Kent Equipment

(616) 675-5368            http://www.kentequipment.com/contact.htm

River City Reproductions

616.464.1220                        info@rivercityreproductions.com

Life EMS

1-888-543-3367            info@lifeems.com

Mercantile Bank of Michigan

616.406.3604                        https://www.mercbank.com/contact.asp

Silver Bullet Firearms

(616) 249-1911              silverbulletfirearms@gmail.com

West Michigan Office Interiors

(800) 964.0201             sales@wmoi.com

Granite Transformations

(866) 400-1594

http://grandrapids-granitetransformations.aiprx.com/grandrapids/contact-us/

AMR-West Mi

(616) 459-8228

http://www.ems-education.com/page5/

Maple Creek (senior housing)

(616) 452-5900

webmaster@lssm.org

AAA Turf

616-669-7715

sales@aaaturf.com

West Michigan Glass Block

616.243.3700

http://www.wmgb.com/contact.asp

Bartlett Tree Experts

616-245-9449

Spectrum Health

(616) 391-1382

http://www.spectrumhealth.org/body.cfm?id=57

Family Fare

616-878-8350

http://familyfare.spartanstores.com/contact-us

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Bonnie Slayton permalink
    March 6, 2012 7:20 pm

    Enertainers like Rush Limbaugh are degrading and demeaning to society. His verbage and actions do not reflect the values of our community. Please take his program off the air, and fill it with something that will be uplifting and positive!

  2. Jack Benny permalink
    March 6, 2012 7:51 pm

    If you don’t like him, don’t listen.

    • March 6, 2012 10:04 pm

      Jack, it is not a question of whether or not I like Rush or not, the issue is he is engaging in hateful, demeaning speech on public airwaves and that is unacceptable. If anyone on radio is saying things that are sexist, racist, homophobic or hateful to any group of people we are going to challenge it.

  3. Janet Martin permalink
    March 7, 2012 2:27 pm

    Thank you for the list of local advertisers I will start calling and writing letters!

Trackbacks

  1. Dump Rush Campaign sends a message to WOOD Radio in Grand Rapids « Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy
  2. Local advertiser pulls money from WOOD Radio in Dump Rush Campaign « Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy
  3. Protestors distribute Dump Rush Campaign material outside of WOOD Radio « Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

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