96X Boycott?

Post ImageToday I received a rather interesting email forward. The original email was from Matt Ashdown. I’ll let you read it first before I comment:

Between 9 and 10 am on boh October 12th, and 19th, 96X had on their station what they called the “ADHD HOUR.” During this hour, they only would play the first 90 seconds of each song, and between the songs they would have short vignettes that devalue people with ADHD through humiliation, embarassement, and slander. Essentially what these vignettes are implying is that people with ADHD are stupid. I am quite distressed that after so much human rights legislation, and work has been done, a main stream radio station thinks it is humerous to discriminate against a minority population and gets away with it.

I challenge you to boycott 96X until the “ADHD hour” is removed from the air. Write a letter to the program manager and submit it through either their web site or through me. I will be sending in massed letters next Wednesday October 26th. And finally, you can help through spreading the word to as many people as you can.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me at mattashdown@hotmail.com

Actually, they played it again this morning at 9 AM, and I am pretty sure it’s called the “ADD Hour” – the old acronym for the disorder. Regardless, I don’t think we need to take the show off the air (it’s kind of neat actually) but I would support a name change. It’s probably not the most appropriate name in the world, that’s for sure. You have to give them credit though for at least trying something new. Anyway, now I’ve done my part, by letting you know!

Read: 96X

5 thoughts on “96X Boycott?

  1. What a terrible idea. Its bad enough that 96X offered $20000 to get Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in their studios. Now they’re attacking people who are suffering from a very misunderstood condition. If they’re going to call it ADD hour, they better only play 10 seconds of a song, since that’s about the average attention span of someone with ADHD (and is, apparently, the average IQ of the people working at 96X, especially whoever came up with and supported this ridiculous idea).

    Just one more reason that I don’t listen to 96X

  2. This is a way old blog, but I had to chime in…

    LEARN TO LAUGH! They are not beating up people with ADD, they are joking around. Besides, if these poor, misunderstood souls that suffer from ADD(ADHD) are as bad off as you guys make it sound, THEY WON’T REMEMBER GETTING TEASED IN ABOUT 15 SECONDS ANYWAY!!!

    American culture is getting ridiculous. We try to protect everyone from everything, and when that doesn’t work we boycott and sue each other. We trust an email written by a misinformed dimwit, and we question our government.

    Here’s some ideas to make America better…
    1) Get a sense of humor.
    2) Let your children fail from time to time. Timmy not making the baseball team because he sucks will hurt his pride less than letting him spend 8 weeks swinging at a ball and missing. Besides, he’s going to fail from time to time as an adult, let him get a feel for it.
    3) If someone says or does something you don’t like, and it is NOT hurting anyone, just ignore them! ADD people are scatterbrained! It’s a fact. So what!?

    Anyway, work on those, and LIGHTEN UP!!!

  3. This is a way old blog, but I had to chime in…

    LEARN TO LAUGH! They are not beating up people with ADD, they are joking around. Besides, if these poor, misunderstood souls that suffer from ADD(ADHD) are as bad off as you guys make it sound, THEY WON’T REMEMBER GETTING TEASED IN ABOUT 15 SECONDS ANYWAY!!!

    American culture is getting ridiculous. We try to protect everyone from everything, and when that doesn’t work we boycott and sue each other. We trust an email written by a misinformed dimwit, and we question our government.

    Here’s some ideas to make America better…
    1) Get a sense of humor.
    2) Let your children fail from time to time. Timmy not making the baseball team because he sucks will hurt his pride less than letting him spend 8 weeks swinging at a ball and missing. Besides, he’s going to fail from time to time as an adult, let him get a feel for it.
    3) If someone says or does something you don’t like, and it is NOT hurting anyone, just ignore them! ADD people are scatterbrained! It’s a fact. So what!?

    Anyway, work on those, and LIGHTEN UP!!!

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