March 31, 2003
|Protest Rally Rescheduled to April 24|
AFTRA Deejays Seek Strike Authorization Against Clear Channel Communications
Disc jockeys at four of Clear Channel Communication’s five radio stations in New York-WLTW (Lite-FM), WAXQ (Q104), WWPR (Power 105) and WKTU (103.5)--have voted unanimously to begin the process of seeking strike authorization from the New York Local and National Boards of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).
All Equity members are urged to attend the rally in New York’s Bryant Park to protest Clear Channel Communications’ plan to take the hometown voices out of New York City radio and replace them with pre-recorded “voice tracks. The rally has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 24 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at 42nd Street and 6th Avenue.
The public is invited to attend the rally to support and meet the radio personalities they know and listen to everyday. For more information, call the Broadcast Department at New York AFTRA, (212) 532-0800 or visit the website, www.keepnyradiolive.com.