FCC COMPLAINT FILED

Catalyst March Issue 1998

For the past few years, the San Diego chapter of the Catholic League has been in a battle with a local radio program, the “Dave, Shelly & Chainsaw Show.” The league’s central complaint, as stated by chapter president Carl Horst, is that the “Lash Wednesday” segment of the show is blasphemous: it invites listeners to “confess” their sins on the air, concentrating heavily on sexual sins. Moreover, there is an indecent element to the show that the league believes is integral to its case.

The San Diego chapter has written to the station manager, rallied area Catholics to flood the station with postcards objecting to the show, convened meetings with leaders of various religions that are supportive of our efforts, etc. But nothing seems to budge the offenders. That is why a formal complaint against the show has been filed with the Federal Communications Commission, listing our concerns.

We will keep members up to date on this matter as it unfolds.


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