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Cyclists get radio apology

November 11, 2003|J. Michael Kennedy

It took a while, but the president of giant Clear Channel Radio has finally apologized for three stations in his chain whose shock jocks encouraged listeners to run down cyclists with their cars (Outdoors, Oct. 7).

John Hogan, the company president and chief executive, issued an apologetic letter after a Nov. 5 meeting with Elissa Margolin, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. The offending stations are in Cleveland, Houston and Raleigh, N.C.

"As CEO of Clear Channel Radio, I do not support or condone the anti-cyclists' messages and have taken steps to ensure they do not occur again," Hogan said. For her part, Margolin said the "company's redress has been aggressive, and the measures taken to prevent any reoccurrence are heartening."

-- J. Michael Kennedy

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