Jan 30, 2011

Radio Stations and Taco Bell: Don't bash people who advertise with us.

Posted on January 30, 2011 at 11:33:00 AM by Watcher
This week a national news story broke concerning the fact that Taco Bell is being sued because their "beef" has been discovered not to contain enough beef to meet federal guidelines. Apparently they are accused of adding meat mixtures, binders and fillers. 

In light of this, you might expect a radio station that is licensed to "SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST" to include this story in routine news coverage. The same way they would be expected to announce auto recalls in the interest of public safety.

So take a look at the memo sent around Squibb last week from the cluster Censor in chief.

Subject: Taco Bell,
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:27:08 +0000
I’ve been asked by Dave Alpert to ask a favor of you all.

“Please no bashing Taco Bell.”

There are some news stories out there about class action lawsuits going on. They are a client and they spend a large amount of money with us and they are hypersensitive to any criticism at the moment. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

Thank You!

Wes Poe
Program Director/On-Air

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Should we expect no coverage on auto safety recalls because it will piss off the Toyota dealer?

Mr. Alpert, you really should be ashamed of yourself. 

From the radio room: Anyone Surprised at this from corporate media America?

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