I have heard the fire bell rung in the night.
The Federal Communications Commission's decision to have radio station KPFK prosecuted on obscenity charges smacks more of persecution than prosecution ("FCC Cracking Down on Radio 'Indecency,' " by David Crook and Penny Pagano, April 17).
The FCC has asked for a Justice Department prosecution of the station for broadcasting a play about homosexual love and AIDS that contained explicit language. Is there anyone who would deny that perhaps more explicit discussion of this epidemic might not be in order? Is this a reason to take KPFK to court?
I think that it is only a ploy to intimidate the station.
KPFK has always been in the vanguard when it comes to examining issues of importance. Recently, much of its programming has brought to light much of the seamy doings of the Reagan Administration in foreign affairs, such as the contra involvement in dope smuggling.