Friday, March 28, 2008

Response to Questions 2 and 3

In my opinion I think the college was too harsh. Expelling the student was very severe. Even though the student did break some rules someone could have stopped the show. Somebody could have taken the show off the air. There are better ways that situation could have been dealt with. As far as the FCC being involved, I think it would be a bad idea. I think this because colleges are already creating enough administration on the radio stations at their universities. If the FCC was to become involved things would just be more complicated. I think that people should be more responsible for what they put on the air. The on air plug can always be pulled and if a listener does not like the show they could always change the station.

Question 1

If an on air disc jockey made a negative comment about my neighborhood or myself, i would take it for what its worth, and ignore his stupid comments. Radio personalities are entitled to their own opinions, no matter how ignorant they are. As for if i feel DJ Randy's punishment is enough, i can't really judge that. He didn't offend me. I didn't even know what a trailer park was. I have done research on them though, and seems to me that DJ Randy isn't the only person that thinks they are a less than glamourous place to reside in. In conclusion, it's his job to express his opinion, and i dont think he should be punished for that.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

question 1

If a disc jockey made an on air comment about me or anything related to me I would be upset. Disc jockeys are supposed to watch what they say and trashing somebody or a group of people on the air for no reason is unprofessional. I do think that disc jockeys have the right to criticize on the air. I don’t think they should have the right to just make an obscene comment. If they have criticism to give they should have details to back it up. I would give the disc jockey a big fine for being unprofessional. I think the punishment was too light on DJ Randy and he should have had it more severe.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

question 2&3

I think that the students should be investigated before any decision of being ex-spelled is made. This is because i feel the students should be held responsible to some extent,this is because they obviously didn't know the guidelines that the station held. On the other hand i feel the students should be held responsible and maybe loss thier show for a while because the topic to me wasnt apporaite for a school radio station.And if the FCC chooses to take actions on the University they should be held accountable because there should be some kind of supervision during the station shows and make them pay a fine and hire new workers so that the job will be completed the right way.I feel these kind of shows should not be allowed to air on university radio because its not something apporaite as a whole for the student body. I feel these things can be shown or talked about amongst the student body and thier peers at their own lesiure.

question #1

I would personally go off because i feel no one has any right to degrade anyone or any place that someone may live or come from just because they may have seen or heard something. I feel if you should get facts before making a statement. I would do my best with all kinds of way to complain and get my voice to be heard. I dont think radio jockeys should have the right to make statments without some form of discpilne afterwards so that they will realize that thier actions aren't right. With some form of disclpine this will hopefully teach them a lesson.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Question 1: If an on-air disc jockey made a negative reference about me or my neighborhood, I'd be highly offended. I think when you attack someone personally, it creates a lot of controversy. I believe everyone has the right of "freedom of speech", which we as Americans are entitled to, but there is also a point of taking it too far. I think people should be more careful about what they say to a public auidnece and make a reference when they are joking, because if you attack someone verbally it is likely you will be attacked back. I don't think I would take any action. I beleive you sometimes just have to accept criticism becuase it happens everyday; but if it was a negative reference that I thought I should fight for, I would do so.

I think that radio jocks should have a basic set of rules, so if slanderous comments are made, it won't get out of hand. I think negative comments will always be said, becuase conflict attarcts a lot of people's eyes and ears. I think this is wrong, but people continue to watch and listen to controversial topics and arguments. I think people should know when to be quiet and when a comment is acceptable. I feel as though DJ Randy's punishment was acceptable because people took a stand for what they beleived was right, and had good points against him. I think he needed to get suspended just to know what you say on-air can't always be "safe."

Question 2&3: I don't think that the student should have gotten expelled, because I think more fault should be placed upon the radio station. If they knew what was happening they should have told the student to stop or unplug it themselves. I don't think the student was informed exactally what he could or could not say, and it was a lack of communication between the dpeartment and their students.

I think if the FCC were to pursue action against the students, it would be good . I think that if each school follows the same FCC rules, it would only be fair to punish the students. I think that the students know what is inapproiate and what is appropriate, since they are adults. I think punishment will help them learn from their mistakes. I also think the college should get in trouble, becuase they have to take responsibility for what a student does in the classroom. I also think the college should have enforced the rules and regulations more clearly, and so the blame should not just be placed on the students. I think an event like " Kinky Olympics" should not be on college radio, becuase I think it was to controversial. I think the mother and the daughter would have been offended and they had no right to use this material. I think college radio should be informative and help us gain knowledge for our futures. It should also be fun, but it should not discolse information that would go against college or FCC rules.


If a DJ or some media worker made a negative reference to me or about my neighborhood, I’ll probably sue him/her according to the law. I lack of the skills of arguing or defending myself by words. Since he/her offended me and affected my personal image and social status, I might not take any revenge directly, but let the law speak out for me. (Laws that prohibit certain kind of offensive speech and comments) He/or her should suffer penalties both from the law and morality.

Even though in America, where people possess high level of freedom of speech, jocks should not make those types of slanderous comments without penalties. People who work in the field of media communication should be more cautious and sensitive about their comments, because it will be published or broadcast for the public and spread out. I don’t think that his penalty is enough because he refused to apologize on air the other day, which is really unacceptable. I think the station should apologize to the public immediately anyway.

Now I am in America and it is not news for me that some of the media often make negative reference to my country—China, which I could do nothing about it, but feel helpless and pathetic. Some of the critics are true and justified that I can have a more objective and impartial view of my country than ever before. Some reports and comments, however, are exaggerated and deliberately denigrated China’s image. For example, Chinese products, especially food and toys are often highlighted by the American media. The shame of unsafe food and toys are not merely for the manufacturers in China, but also the mother companies in the U.S. Human rights and other social problems cannot escape the eyes of western media. My point is that some of the media often get rid of the complex actual situation of a country, and avoid some of the facts according to their will and benefits both economically and politically. My goal as a media communicator is try my best to tell the truth and lead the public opinions in a correct way.

Q2 &3:
I don’t think that the student should be expelled. I am not clear about the rules and regulations about FCC and I’ve been looking on line for a long time, and, still can’t find the answer for it. Certain penalties such as warnings are acceptable, but I think that those students should not be expelled.
According to the official website of FCC (, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.
However, the FCC has been criticized on many fronts, both for being too restrictive and too permissive in its regulation. In the actions taken against broadcasters, the FCC is frequently criticized for violating the First Amendment guarantee of Freedom of Speech, both directly by censorship and enforcement action sometimes alleged to be politically motivated, and indirectly by the general intimidation that FCC action allegedly creates, particularly with the U.S. Congress considering increasing fines exponentially.
I think that the FCC should do something to prevent events or programs like this to be on campus and avoid programs about drugs, violence and sex entering campus. I don’t think events and programming similar to this one should be on college radio. If it is allowed to be on campus, what is the difference between college and the complicated society? What is the guarantee of the holy educating atmosphere in college?

Response to question

Question 1:
If a Dj made a negative reference to me or my neighborhood I would be angry. That us disrespectful and I am glad that he got suspended. Certain jockies have no right to talk like that on the air. I understand the suspension with pay because he probably did not mean to say that in a mean way.

Question 2:
I dont think a student should be expelled after stating the Fm after saying their stations name. It is just 2 letters, I understand that it is illegal to have one but saying it does not mean u should get expelled. If the university get fined that radio dj should get suspended for a while.