BusRadio

The Song is Over for BusRadio; After three years of parent protest and opposition, the school bus radio network ceases operations.

Date of Release: 

Monday, September 28, 2009

September 28, 2009
Contact:  Josh Golin (617-896-9369; josh@commercialfreechildhood.org)
For Immediate Release

The Song is Over for BusRadio
After three years of parent protest and opposition, the school bus radio network ceases operations.

Send the FCC's BusRadio Report to Your School Board

 

In a report requested by CCFC and delivered to Congress this week, the Federal Communications Commission strongly criticized BusRadio, the company that hopes to make its student-targeted radio broadcasts compulsory listening for children around the country.   The report should be required reading for any school district considering a contract with BusRadio.  Please take a moment to send a copy to your local school board.

 

Tell the FCC: No BusRadio

At CCFC’s request, the Federal Communications Commission will be reporting to Congress whether specially designed commercial radio broadcasts for school buses such as BusRadio are in the public interest.  As part of this proceeding, the FCC is now calling for public comment.  CCFC is submitting extensive comments that detail the problems inherent in advertising on school buses and the hyper-commercial content of BusRadio.  But the FCC needs to hear from you, too.

We Did It! No More BusRadio

Thanks to CCFC members across the country, when children ride school buses today, they won’t be subjected to specially designed student-targeted ads for Barbie and Cingular Wireless or entreaties to spend their after-school hours watching TV and playing videogames. After CCFC’s three-year campaign. BusRadio - the company that planned to "take targeted student marketing to the next level" - ceased operations yesterday.

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