Congratulate KSFR on Pulling Camp Lovewave from the Air
While there is enough tzuris (Yiddish for troubles; tribulations; anxieties; sufferings) to keep us busy, every once in awhile we should take the opportunity to celebrate nachas (Yiddish for happiness and pride, especially in our own or a loved one’s accomplishments).
Your Action Worked.
Such is the case for those of you who wrote to complain to Santa Fe’s radio station KSFR of the anti-Semitic rantings of the Camp Lovewave July 23rd program with Christopher Bollyn. (See SFMEW blog postings and action alerts from July 29 and August 4.)
Along with ADL-New Mexico Region and other Santa Feans concerned about not perpetuating anti-Semitism in town, the alertness of the community encouraged KSFR to take Camp Lovewave off the air. Here is the letter the president of the KSFR Board of Directors, Dr. Peter Smith, wrote on behalf of the Board and staff and released today (emphasis added):
KSFR values diversity in all respects: respecting political expression, music, culture, news, and personal beliefs are our core tenet. We also value renewal and refreshing of programs on an ongoing basis to reflect the evolving diversity of our listening community.
As we honor both of these programming priorities, we continue to rethink our program offerings. And, as part of this process, we have, among other actions, taken Camp Lovewave, a long-running show, out of our portfolio and off the air effective immediately.
Take the time now to thank Dr. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), KSFR general manager Tazbah McCullah (email@example.com), and KSFR co-program manager for talk shows MA LeBlanc (firstname.lastname@example.org) for their integrity in taking this action. All it takes is a simple couple of sentences, such as…
Congratulations to you, the KSFR governing Board, and KSFR management for removing Camp Lovewave from the KSFR airwaves. Thank you for taking this important step in keeping anti-Semitism off the air.
Please be sure to personalize this to your own style and sentiments. Send a copy to email@example.com.
A big Yasher Koach to Kristina Harrigan, Mo Kaufman, Rabbi Neil Amswych, and Suki Halevi for leading the charge.
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