Saturday, August 10, 2013
A Statement From JDX1029.com
In December of 2009, the all-volunteer staff of this station put JDX1029.com on the air. Perhaps naively, we felt there was only one rule... that there were no rules. A station which we paid for was ours to do with as we chose. We were fiercely dedicated to the spirit of free speech and made it clear we were operating in a "politically incorrect" zone.
But there are limits. There are lines not to cross, and someone associated with JDX1029 crossed one.
JDX1029.com sincerely apologizes for the racially insensitive language and behavior on a now-closed message board that was associated with our station. Our online airwaves are not and will not be used for language that is racially inflammatory or insensitive or homophobic. That is our promise to you.
We have formally disassociated the individual in question from our station. That will be our ongoing policy in dealing with any of our volunteer staff using language that is clearly insensitive on matters of race or sexual orientation on our airwaves, our official webpage, or any public website officially sanctioned by JDX1029.
Having made this crystal clear, let us now make something else clear.
JDX1029.com has taken these steps because it was the right thing to do, the action touched on subjects that were totally indefensible, and there was no "excuse" or context that could make it otherwise.
But JDX1029.com is still a politically incorrect zone. We will still be stupid, we will still be silly, and we will still play music and spoken-word material that pushes our constitutionally-protected right to freedom of expression to the very wall.
Thank you for your time, attention and understanding.