>From: "david.bircumshaw" <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Poetryetc provides a venue for a dialogue relating to poetry and
> poetics <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: "Close your ears if I sing"
>Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 23:39:46 +0100
>In the US, the radio network Clear Channel has sent out a list of songs it
>recommends shd not ne played:
A Clear Channel spokeswoman emphasized that the list was not a mandate or
order to radio programmers. In a statement, the company said the list came
not from the corporate offices but from "a grass-roots effort that was
apparently circulated among program directors."
Others in the Clear Channel network, speaking on condition of anonymity,
told a more complicated story. They said that a smaller list of questionable
songs was originally generated by the corporate office, but an overzealous
regional executive began contributing suggestions and circulating the list
via e-mail, where it continued to grow.
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