Your Voice

Apr 13, 2016 at 9:57 am
Your Voice

On “Louisville’s Fake Issue”

Just saw the @leoweekly April 1 event listings featuring the @LouOrch. Lol — but this is the kind of thing I’d do :)

—Teddy Abrams, @teddyconducts


on “Historic preservation or hysteric?”

This is a problematic piece, Mr. Yarmuth. It ignores the good these ordinances have done and gives ammunition to those who would further eviscerate our landmarks protections. Each neighborhood has crafted unique guidelines and their enforcement is nuanced and — sometimes — requires careful thinking about how preservation squares with technology and contemporary life. The review committees, to their credit, do a great job getting to right answers. I (like you, apparently) think that Mr Frazar’s issue will be resolved reasonably. In the meantime, this piece will do a lot of harm. —Steven Ward


On “The new ARTxFM: outsider radio vs. insider rules”

Thank you Ms. Scott for standing up for decency in public broadcasting. You did exactly what a manager should do when faced with a situation that needs correction. Why was an internal disagreement given so much coverage when the focus should have been given to the contributions this radio station has given to the community? —George Fox


On “The new ARTxFM: outsider radio vs. insider rules”

People across the country have been following ARTxFM/WXOX as one of the most promising (and well-organized) LPFM stations to come out of the recent filing window. Myself included. I’m not sure if I’m understanding the point of this story or why it ran on the cover of the print edition. It sounds like a DJ who had a relationship with the writer was frustrated [because] he was asked to observe the FCC guidelines, on the air? If that’s the case, this is not unbiased journalism nor is it a constructive way to support an exciting new independent local channel serving the local public interest and providing access to the airwaves. As I read it, the DJ is frustrated by the vagaries of the FCC regulations regarding indecency. Just like nearly every college DJ ever ... Sure, the rules are stupidly inexact and inconsistent and frustrating, but how is it fair to target the [general manager] ... trying to walk the line to get a new station off the ground? It may be an outside shot, but huge fines or a years long FCC case would make that impossible ... And, any online station working for a spot on the terrestrial dial follows the same rules. It’s not personal, although this article seems to be.         —Kenya Lewis


On “The new ARTxFM: outsider radio vs. insider rules”

WXOX 97.1 ... is a fantastic group of DJs with eclectic & outstanding programming that encompasses all the diverse tastes of Louisville. What an outstanding contribution to ... this city. I commend the station manager for standing up for common decency! Mr. Curry, the details of your suspension are of no interest to me. — Sidney Moulton


On “The new ARTxFM: outsider radio vs. insider rules”

“Taking the stick out of your behind” — This is just about the least offensive thing one could say on the radio. I was a college DJ back in the day. I’m not sure how someone running a radio station cannot be familiar with common colloquialisms.

— Hödge Mann