Friday, June 17, 2016

Anti-Gay Hate Speech on WFOY Radio: FCC Complaint

WFOY Radio station owner KRIS PHILLIPS

Greater St. Augustine Republican Club President MARTIN MILLER makes anti-Gay remarks on a regular basis on radio station WFOY, owned by St. Augustine mayoral candidate KRIS PHILLIPS

Note: MARTIN MILLER also hates Jews, Muslims, Mexicans and African-Americans

WFOY, St. Augustine, Florida -- Hate Speech Against 49 Gays Killed in Orlando

WFOY AM & FM, St. Augustine, Florida:

1. Violates FCC decency rules: On Monday morning, June 13, 2016, at or about 8:30 AM, twice-daily caller Martin "Marty" Miller, President of the Greater St. Augustine Republican Club, stated to radio host Kerry McCarthy that the 49 Gay people murdered at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando June 12, 2016 "got what they deserved." Station owner KRIS PHILLIPS has not responded to my e-mail messages. Broadcaster Kerry McCarthy has not responded to a Facebook message requesting that she call me. Please investigate.

2. May violate FCC payola rules: WFOY does not disclose to its listeners that air time is purchased by political consultants and candidates, including the Kerry McCarthy show and Mike Davis and Troy Blevins show. While there is a disclaimer that their views may not be those of the station owner, KRIS PHILLIPS, listeners are apparently never been told that the programs are pay-to-play or bartered. McCarthy and Davis are past political candidates. McCarthy is hired as a political adviser or lobbyist by candidates and others.

3. Often goes off the air for lengthy periods of time, twenty minutes to one hour. Is this being reported to FCC?

Please note: In 2008, then-candidate Ms. Judith Seraphin and I complained to FCC because we were defamed by one of the station's pay-to-play or barter broadcasters, who used three of FCC's seven prohibited words in lambasting us. Then and now, this radio station:
A. Failed to tape record its call-in programs.
B. Failed to provide a seven-second delay for its call-in programs.

Please investigate.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Slavin <>
To: kris <>
Sent: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 12:44 pm
Subject: Re: Request No. 2016-255: WFOY broadcasts anti-Gay hate speech by Greater St. Augustine Republican Club Chair Martin Miller

Dear Ms. Phillips:
1. Mr. Martin Miller, President of "The Republican Club of Greater St. Augustine," is a frequent caller on WFOY radio.  

2. Please preserve, and provide me with a tape recording of, Mr. Martin Miller's telephone call to the Kerry McCarthy Show this morning (June 13, 2016) re: 50 Gays murdered at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando June 12, 2016 "getting what they deserved."3. Mr. Miller calls WFOY twice per day -- every morning and every evening.  

4. On a station that spends much of the day on hate, his hate calls stand out as over the top.
5. Please preserve all tapes of Mr. Miller's calls pendente lite.
6. What steps do you plan to take about anti-GLBT, anti-Semitism, anti-Mexican, anti-Muslim and anti-African-American hate speech on your station on a daily basis?
7. The ancient equitable maxim is, "silence gives consent," or in the 1980s slogan of ACT-UP: "Silence = Death."
Thank you.
With kindest regards, I am,
Sincerely yours,
Ed Slavin

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where's the audio?