Special Coverage of the Jammin’ 95.5 Saga

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Credibility questioned while broadcast remains hidden

Posted on July 18th, 2006 at 2:52 pm.

The storm around The Playhouse radio show is gaining strength by the minute. It is simply amazing to see what a concerned and active community can accomplish.

On the other side, employees and supporters of the show question our credibility because most of us have not heard the original broadcast. I also have a feeling that elected and community leaders are waiting for the orginal recording to surface before weighing in.

I disagree. Even without hearing the original broadcast I think we have every right to move forward and continue to put civilized, non-violent pressure on the station, their advertisers, regulatory bodies, our elected officials, and so on.
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What should we do now?

Posted on July 17th, 2006 at 3:38 pm.

The situation with Jammin’ 95.5 and their Playhouse morning show continues to escalate. The posts have been linked to from all over the web, I have talked with the head of the League of American Bicyclists, the BTA, PDOT, and the local media. The word is spreading very quickly.

The problem is that I’m not sure where to go from here. This is where being the editor of this site gets tricky because I am both a community advocate and a journalist. While I want to do what’s in the best interest of the community, I also want to keep you informed as much as possible. The trick is to do this without inciting any more anger.

It’s a learning process for sure.
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Welcome 95.5 listeners

Posted on July 17th, 2006 at 9:04 am.

Just want to give a shout out to listeners of The Playhouse. Welcome to BikePortland.org. This is a blog that covers the cycling community here in Portland and it is open to everyone with constructive input on the issues.

If you are trying to post hateful or divisive comments about the recent situation I will not publish them.

I know you found this site because PK spent most of this morning’s show talking about our reaction to comments he made on his show on Thursday.
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Radio show host responds

Posted on July 14th, 2006 at 4:53 pm.

We just got a response from P.K., host and creator of The Playhouse, the local morning radio show that broadcasted hateful, anti-cyclist comments on their program last Wednesday.

P.K. contends that his comments were taken out of context and that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions until we’ve heard the broadcast (I asked him for a copy of it). Here’s his statement (my edits for readability are in parentheses):
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Local radio show promotes hatred toward cyclists

Posted on July 14th, 2006 at 11:13 am.

Cyclist Lanette Noble was driving across town yesterday morning when she tuned her radio dial to 95.5 Jammin’ FM and heard the hosts of the Emmy-nominated morning show “The Playhouse” talking about cyclists.

She was appalled at what she heard next:
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