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Arizona radio station airs pro-child porn PSAs

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Arizona radio station airs pro-child porn PSAs

Post by Milk » Sat May 13, 2017 10:28 am

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/arizona-rad ... -porn-psa/

PHOENIX -- An oldies country music radio station serving a rural Arizona area that aired a public service announcement for two years telling people how to hide potential evidence in child pornography cases has stopped doing so after advertisers received threats, the station's owner said Wednesday.

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels said he formally opened an investigation Tuesday that includes seeking legal advice from the county attorney on whether charges can be filed in connection with the public service announcement, CBS affiliate KPHO reports.

KAVV-FM owner Paul Lotsof said in an interview that he does not like child pornography but created the announcement because he thinks Arizona's 10-year minimum sentence for each image of child porn is too harsh and costly for taxpayers.

"Nobody put me up to it, and nobody paid," he said. "My feeling is that these people don't deserve life in prison just because they have pictures of naked juveniles."

But recent public comment about the announcement was "99.9 percent" negative and some radio station advertisers received threats, he said. The signal of the radio station from the small southeastern Arizona city of Benson beams across a wide area that stretches toward the Mexico border.

'The announcement described Arizona's tough penalties for possession of child pornography and then provides advice on how to avoid convictions.

It said: "If you have such material, you can save yourselves and your family a ton of grief and save the taxpayers a lot of money by never storing such pictures on the hard drive of your computer. Always use an external drive and hide it where nobody will ever find it. Likewise, never keep paper pictures, tapes or films of naked juveniles where anybody else can find them."

The announcement drew the attention of local law enforcement officials, with Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels calling it "disgusting and unacceptable" and encouraging "evil behavior."

KPHO reports that Dannels said Lotsof is "enticing people and providing the information that says, 'Hey, if you're going to look at child porn, this is what you need to do so the cop doesn't catch you.' ... Freedom of speech does not include telling people to commit crimes."

But Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre said it was protected by the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment safeguarding free speech.

"This individual just happens to have a platform that maybe others don't and is advocating beliefs that are personally repugnant to me," McIntyre said.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which regulates U.S. public airwaves, received a handful of complaints about the announcement, said spokesman Will Wiquist.

U.S. radio stations are required to air public service announcements in the interest of community service.

The commission does not impose requirements or restrictions on the announcements' content, said commission spokeswoman Janice Wise.

"It's up to the station to determine their (community's) public interest," she said.

The ad ran for two years before a news reporter in Tucson broke the story, KPHO reports.

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I say that the FCC better yank this assclown's license. BTW, I checked out on Google Street View the station's studio, which is a run-down trailer behind some trees. It doesn't surprise me.

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Re: Arizona radio station airs pro-child porn PSAs

Post by RingtailedFox » Sat May 13, 2017 1:18 pm

what the fuck.... i don't even...

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Re: Arizona radio station airs pro-child porn PSAs

Post by rugratsonline » Sat May 13, 2017 6:08 pm

Milk wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 10:28 am
U.S. radio stations are required to air public service announcements in the interest of community service.
I thought that requirement went out the window years ago.

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Post by format this » Sat May 13, 2017 10:16 pm

Keep in mind, it took TWO YEARS before someone reported them.


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Re: Arizona radio station airs pro-child porn PSAs

Post by craig11152 » Sun May 14, 2017 7:10 am

Milk wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 10:28 am
The signal of the radio station from the small southeastern Arizona city of Benson beams across a wide area that stretches toward the Mexico border.
According to the Radio locator it is a 6000 Watt station. I will ask some experts because I am clueless but isn't that kind of small? Can a 6000 watt station "beam across a wide area"?

http://radio-locator.com/info/KAVV-FM

Milk wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 10:28 am
BTW, I checked out on Google Street View the station's studio, which is a run-down trailer behind some trees. It doesn't surprise me.
Did you notice the house next door is a day care center? Or at least it was in 2011 when the Google car rolled through.
Finally, he switched to a bone saw to finish the job, and at 9:17 p.m., Mountain time, the head of the greatest hitter who ever lived had been sliced off.

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Re: Arizona radio station airs pro-child porn PSAs

Post by Milk » Sun May 14, 2017 8:11 am

craig11152 wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 7:10 am
Milk wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 10:28 am
The signal of the radio station from the small southeastern Arizona city of Benson beams across a wide area that stretches toward the Mexico border.
According to the Radio locator it is a 6000 Watt station. I will ask some experts because I am clueless but isn't that kind of small? Can a 6000 watt station "beam across a wide area"?

http://radio-locator.com/info/KAVV-FM

Milk wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 10:28 am
BTW, I checked out on Google Street View the station's studio, which is a run-down trailer behind some trees. It doesn't surprise me.
Did you notice the house next door is a day care center? Or at least it was in 2011 when the Google car rolled through.
I think the article wasn't written by a radio guy. I'll bet if it had more power, it would blast into Tucson and the Mexican border. I wonder if there's other frequencies preventing 97.7 from boosting its power. There shouldn't be a lot of stations in Arizona outside of Phoenix or even Tucson.

I just saw the daycare center. Freaky!

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Re: Arizona radio station airs pro-child porn PSAs

Post by rugratsonline » Sun May 14, 2017 8:05 pm

Milk wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 8:11 am
craig11152 wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 7:10 am
Milk wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 10:28 am
The signal of the radio station from the small southeastern Arizona city of Benson beams across a wide area that stretches toward the Mexico border.
According to the Radio locator it is a 6000 Watt station. I will ask some experts because I am clueless but isn't that kind of small? Can a 6000 watt station "beam across a wide area"?

http://radio-locator.com/info/KAVV-FM
I think the article wasn't written by a radio guy. I'll bet if it had more power, it would blast into Tucson and the Mexican border. I wonder if there's other frequencies preventing 97.7 from boosting its power. There shouldn't be a lot of stations in Arizona outside of Phoenix or even Tucson.
Apparently, the reporter saw Radio Locator's map and interpreted its entire coverage area, which does touch the Mexican border. But it's the edge of its fringe reception area touching the border. And considering the directional antenna coverage, I don't think anyone along the border is listening.

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Post by MWmetalhead » Mon May 15, 2017 10:29 pm

KAVV-FM's license needs to be revoked immediately. Unfortunately, it sounds as if the FCC is going to take no action!
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Post by audiophile » Tue May 16, 2017 9:02 am

The laws of this country make no sense. A friend of mine was shot in the chest and almost died in a good Samaritan incident. They shot up the car, their car was full of was bullet holes. The perpetrators plead out to "attempted" armed robbery and got 3-4 year sentences, were paroled in 1-2 years. The victim even spoke to the parole board hearing. This is BS!

Someone has a naked picture of underage person on their hard drive (possibly by another user, malware or cached by wares sites) they go to jail for years.

It doesn't seem quite fair to me, as disgusting as they both are...
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Post by Plate Cap » Thu May 18, 2017 3:58 pm

audiophile wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 9:02 am
The laws of this country make no sense. A friend of mine was shot in the chest and almost died in a good Samaritan incident. They shot up the car, their car was full of was bullet holes. The perpetrators plead out to "attempted" armed robbery and got 3-4 year sentences, were paroled in 1-2 years. The victim even spoke to the parole board hearing. This is BS!

Someone has a naked picture of underage person on their hard drive (possibly by another user, malware or cached by wares sites) they go to jail for years.

It doesn't seem quite fair to me, as disgusting as they both are...
There are several 'special' approaches to the law that are similar, and all relate in some fashion to sex.

One can kill another in cold blood, lay down the weapon, call the police, report it, admit it, and plead guilty to it....the party goes to jail for 10-15 years, and when they are out, only those who REALLY specifically research JUST THEM find out about it. They can live next door, run a candy store, etc......no one knows.

You get caught peeing behind a tree in the woods, and you could be convicted for CSC IV in Michigan. You would end up on the sex offenders list, and have have a 25 year reporting requirement (report in to a PD every 6 mos or a year, register every vehicle you own, register every email address and screen name you have, register home and work addresses, and have to sign in wherever you travel and stay for over 10 days. Trip up in the slightest, and you go to jail as non-compliant.

I don't see the spirit of the law here.....every one of us is in much more potential jeopardy from party A than party B.....but soccer moms, the legislators who cater to them, and the law do not see it that way.
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