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Well unfortunate for us in rest of US it is illeagal and when I first moved out of Cali and did it out of habit I almost got arrested and a big failure to communicate speech. Its sad to see that on the whole we are lumped as irresponsible byt the genral public and then at the same time we should be punished by selfish ppl in cars who are so bent on not sharing space in their car (as carpooling) as seeing us as cyclist invade there outer space when sitting in traffic. My only response has been they could ride to if they wanted to get through truly. But then you cant talk on the phone, shave, put make up on, smack the children, eat your lunch, grab a quick wank, or any of the other truly bizarre things that I saw in 7 yrs of commuting 40 miles each way by bike to SF from the east bay. Ride safe and dont look back (you will miss the open door)

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I would recomend to anyone in the area this station services to boycott it and perhaps we could get MO to find and post an email address to the station manager or either one of these guys.



On another level, I'm sure these are the same types of idiot radio people I hear hammering everyone about how wrong and irresponsible their views are if they don't match up with this pairs misguided ideas of right and wrong. Of course, it is fair, just and responsible to recomend a course of violence against a small, easily identifiable segment of society. Naturally, when you are a faceless voice, things like this are much easier to say. Hopefully, the station will just fire these guys... it seems like there's always someone who'll try something because they see/hear it somewhere. Hopefully you guys in Cali won't be riding around with targets on your backs.
 

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You forgot to mention "I got first post".



I'm somewhat shocked at the ignorance of those who see motorcyclists as bad.



For everyone who gets on two wheels, that's one more car off the road.



go figure.
 

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I wondered what happened to Kramer and Twitch. They were in Dallas for a while were they said tons of crazy , that's just there style. It's definitely in poor taste, probably pisses people off but after a while you learn that their just trying to get a rise out of anyone they can. I mean look it worked MO, AMA and the bicycle people, free advertising for the station. Don't get me wrong I don't want to run into a static object while I'm moving at any speed. But sometimes I think we should just ignore some things so as not to lend credibility to the statements. Anyway sometimes these guys can be funny. By the way they are really fat guys.
 

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I have to admit the above was my kneejerk reaction, too. But isn't crucifying a couple of shock jocks really a trap for us freedom loving types?

If I believed these jokers were REALLY advocating harming cyclists, I'd be all over them too. But, although I haven't heard the bits, I doubt they were any more serious than I was when I talked about mounting a small, inconspicuous missle launcher on my bike for left-turning cage monsters.

I've heard a lot of crazy, but FUNNY bits on the radio, and it seems they always get funnier when some ultrasensitive group whose ox is being gored (for entertainment value) gets all uptight. (Like the guy from some group representing the mentally ill taking umbrage at the XFL "Miami Maniacs" name.

Yeah, I know there's a limit, but its the politically correct, uptight bunch who would clear the road of us "irresponsible" cyclists. We have a lot more to fear from those people than a couple of clowns with a microphone.

I've commuted on many vehicles with two wheels, currently of the powered persuasion, and realize it can be very scary out there. But let's not be too quick to jump on a bandwagon.
 

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actually, MO doesn't even have to do a thing. you can visit the ksjo website (www.ksjo.com), and grab the mailing address of the station, along with relevant phone #'s and the like. i'm not sure how much impact a bunch of cyclists sending snail mail would have, but it couldn't hurt.

for what it's worth, i live in the SF bay area and have heard this station on more than a few occasions. they have a habit of their DJ's getting them in pretty big trouble. they run a program on wednesday mornings during the commute hour called 'whip it up wednesday' which encourages drivers to get naked on the freeway. not exactly a traffic safety conscious group those djs....
 

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I'm also a huge advocate of free speech but this kind of thing does scare me. A few years back a couple local dj's got wind of a child killer who was eligible for parole. They suggested someone in jail should kill him before he could get to his parole hearing. The next day he was dead. Beaten to death with a horseshoe stake.



I wouldn't put it past some idiot to listen to these guys and open his/her door on the next motorcycle they see. I got stuck in four hours of dead stopped trafic the other day and eventually started to lane split a little. Totally illegal here but I was desperate. The whole time I was doing it I was just sure a door was going to open or a car would pull over in front of me. I guess they took pity on me because I made it.
 

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It's all about ratings... Inflamitory statements and campaigns are common fare when these types of "entertainers" attempt to keep / gain marketshare.



If I had my own radio show, maybe I'd see if I could incite our "One Percenter" brothers to kick a$$ on fat Bay Area DJs...



Not only have they made our lives a little more dangerous, but the bastards ate all the Twinkies. Enough is enough!
 

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I heard about this the other day and wrote an email to the station. Here was the stations response

Thanks for taking the time to write to KSJO Radio. Your comments have been

heard and I hope you'll take the time to read this letter in regards to the

Kramer and Twitch situation.

KSJO radio as well as Kramer and Twitch do NOT advocate violence, aggressive

behavior or discrimination against anyone, in particular bicyclists and

motorcyclists. Kramer and Twitch made an error in judgement and they are

being punished. However, that does not reduce the severity of this issue in

our minds.

In what was supposed to be a humor based, talk segment that involved

callers, the wrong message came across. Sensing that their commentary was

problematic, KSJO suspended Kramer and Twitch before any type of backlash

began. In the subsequent days, KSJO has aired apologies during Kramer and

Twitch's afternoon timeslot and KSJO has ran over 80 Public Service

announcements (and will continue doing so) that ask listeners to be cautious

of bicyclists and motorcyclists on the road. The frequency of these

announcements is once per-hour.

KSJO has always been a radio station that supports bicyclists and motorcycle

riders. In recent years KSJO sponsored a bicycling team, something that

most radio stations ignore. And last year alone, KSJO gave its listeners a

chance to win one of 20 Harley Davidson motorcycles. It's clear that KSJO

unconditionally supports bicyclists and motorcyclists. This summer KSJO

will be supporting the Hollister Independence Day rally (something we

committed to months ago) and we'll be giving listeners another chance to win

more motorcycles. On top of this, KSJO will be airing some programming

aimed at promoting bicycling and bicycle safety in the next few days. We

have a champion cyclist on staff as well as many employees who ride

motorcycles in their free time. Anyone who disputes KSJO's support of these

industries and lifestyle groups is misinformed.

If Kramer and Twitch are allowed to once again broadcast on KSJO, they will

begin with a personal on-air apology. It should be known that Kramer and

Twitch are very apologetic about this and in no way, shape or form intended

for their comedy to be misinterpreted, as it has been. Bad judgement - yes.

Malicious intent - absolutely not. On behalf of KSJO, we will be making a

decision in regards to Kramer and Twitch's suspension shortly and we will

then consider this matter closed. I thank you for your concern and want you

to know that we relish our moral obligation to the community. We have

responded appropriately and we will take the proper disciplinary action with

this situation.

John Sutherland

VP/GM KSJO Radio

408-453-5400

[email protected]
 

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hey brad,you sounded really intelligent until the fat guy remark.i ask you,what does that remark have to do with the context of the subject,i hate to be the one to break this to you but you are just as ignorant as the two djs...free your mind p.s. yes im fat
 

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While this is an interesting response from the station, and one that lawyers were no doubt involved in making, it still sickens me to know that these DJs made the comment in the first place. If their comment was directed toward a racial or ethnic group the outcry would probably be on every evening newscast in the country. As a motorcyclist for over 20 years with numerous close calls involving motorists who were either not paying attention to those around them, simply didn't care, or intentionally intended to give myself and others a good scare, I can only warn my fellow bikers to be even more attuned to your surroundings than ever before. Ride safe and be careful.

Ken

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Motorcyclists have a sense of humor

We always enjoy a good joke. Let's show our appreciation by inviting the DJs to Bike Week or Sturgis as part of the entertainment. Of course, since the radio station is sponsoring Hollister, I'm sure they will be hosting a booth there.

mce
 

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I wish one of those DJs would come up here and open their door in front of me....hopefully I could get off with just a few years behind bars. Dont stand for antisocial behavior from cagers, either beat them senseless or at least report their license to the police. Follow them home and leave a note on their car stating "I know where you live" or simply take a sh1t in their open sunroof.
 
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