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I need your help ASAP!
WKLQ ^

Posted on 08/12/2005 4:30:40 AM PDT by photogirl

Edited on 08/12/2005 5:17:22 AM PDT by Lead Moderator. [history]

Hey, I have been posting this on the internet all night...I need everyones help please! This is the story...sorry its kinda jumbled....WKLQ is on the air right now, and they need to be stopped!

Update: I just listened to KLQ for like a nano second and they said they are still planning on killing the dog. Two children have drown in the last week in this area, and they want to bring "awareness" to parents by showing how easy it is to drown. They are not only killing a dog, but they are gaining national attention for their radio show by capitalizing on the tragic deaths of children. These people are the scum of the earth, and should be taken down!! Even if this is a stunt, it does not give them a right to make money and gain fame off the deaths of children.

PLEASE help us!! Call the station, tell them they suck...call their sponsors and tell them you will never use their products again! Just do something, please! The info and original post(s) are below. Thank you for your help!

(last nights post) I just watched the news and KLQ is maintaing that they ARE going to kill the dog tomorrow morning. The police are looking into it, but we still need your help. Let's protest the crap out of KLQ!!!!

here is KLQs numbers...dont forget to *67 your number! And if you e-mail them they may give out your address on the air...so beware! (use a fake account)

Office Phone: 616.774.8461 Studio Phone: 616.459.1180 and 800.785.1073

(first post) I am so upset right now...I need everyones help!

A local radio station is DROWNING A DOG to make people "more aware of drowning". Please help me protest this and help save this poor dog (or any dog) from death!

Here is the station (sorry you'll have to cut and paste) http://www.wklq.com/

Here are the DJ's that are doing it and the blog about it http://www.justiceandjim.modblog.com/

And this is the number to the local grand rapids police 616-456-3400 (the police are saying not to call, because its tying up real emergencies)

Here is the Kent County Humane Society site...I e-mailed them...you should too!! http://www.hskc.org/about-us-contact.htm

I'm REALLY hoping that they are doing it for publicity, but either way if its true or not, they suck and need their a$$es kicked! So please help me kick some a$$!


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To: photogirl

If you want a real reaction, send post #11 of this thread to the station's advertisers and tell them you won't patronize their businesses if they continue advertising with the station. cc the station manager.


51 posted on 08/12/2005 5:26:24 AM PDT by mbynack
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To: Hatteras

With all that energy, that dog's making me jealous.


52 posted on 08/12/2005 5:28:52 AM PDT by Socratic (Liberal's motto: Capio ergo sum.)
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To: RobFromGa

I didn't say it was real or it wasn't. I said it could be done.

You think no harm was done. I disagree there. But that's the way this country is. We don't give a damm that someone could even think of pulling a stunt like this AND advertise it on the air. We reward irresponsibility. We reward criminal behavior. That's why we have child molesters preying on our children. That's why we have illegal aliens pouring through our borders. Country is going to hell in a handbasket and we just say it's ok.

Sorry, it's not ok.


53 posted on 08/12/2005 5:32:25 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: RobFromGa
This is outrageous, they should use a cat.

Oh thats real cute!

54 posted on 08/12/2005 5:35:34 AM PDT by beckysueb (God bless America and President Bush.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Probably best not to feed the troll.


55 posted on 08/12/2005 5:35:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("MON CANARD EST EN FEU!!" -- http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20050620.html)
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To: fatnotlazy

I was just responding to your statement that they should go to jail. Which is ridiculous. They could be fired by the station if this was a negative for the station, but it is not illegal to tell a joke (yet).

THis is not the cause of child molestation or illegal aliens either.


56 posted on 08/12/2005 5:39:29 AM PDT by RobFromGa (This tagline is on August recess...)
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To: crail

Fairly free advertising - can't beat it.


57 posted on 08/12/2005 5:41:03 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Nac Mac Feegle! The Wee Free Men! Nae king! Nae quin! Nae laird! We willna be fooled again!")
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Anyone remember when Glenn Beck threatened to kill Buddy if he didn't sell a certain number of books by a certain time?



Does ANYBODY remember when Eddie Murphy was taking
a poll on SNL on whether or not to boil "Larry the Lobster"?
58 posted on 08/12/2005 5:44:51 AM PDT by WKB (A closed mind is a good thing to lose.)
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To: RobFromGa; photogirl

I strongly disagree, no one but the most gullible naive person could ever believe that this was real. Not a chance.



Are you refering to photogirl?


59 posted on 08/12/2005 5:47:41 AM PDT by WKB (A closed mind is a good thing to lose.)
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To: WKB

LOL, I sorta remember that! Not in real-time, but way afterwards off Comedy Central.


60 posted on 08/12/2005 5:49:45 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: Slings and Arrows

I'm watching.


61 posted on 08/12/2005 5:50:05 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: WKB

I don't know photogirl, so I don't know if whe works at the radio station or is just lacks a working BS-detector.


62 posted on 08/12/2005 5:51:38 AM PDT by RobFromGa (This tagline is on August recess...)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

LOL, I sorta remember that! Not in real-time, but way afterwards off Comedy Central.



It was one of the FEW time I ever watched SNL.
But it is funny!!


63 posted on 08/12/2005 5:52:06 AM PDT by WKB (A closed mind is a good thing to lose.)
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To: RobFromGa
I don't know photogirl



I don't either but she posted the article and seems
rather sincere.
64 posted on 08/12/2005 5:54:07 AM PDT by WKB (A closed mind is a good thing to lose.)
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Their website now indicates that the dog never existed, that this was all a publicity stunt to raise awareness for child safety.

Well, then I guess it was ok to do that, since it was "for the children" /sarcasm off

66 posted on 08/12/2005 6:00:51 AM PDT by Born Conservative ("If not us, who? And if not now, when? - Ronald Reagan)
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To: RobFromGa

What's your point?


Never mind
Moving right along!!


67 posted on 08/12/2005 6:01:48 AM PDT by WKB (A closed mind is a good thing to lose.)
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To: photogirl

An old scam that dates back to the viet nam war protests days. They would post stuff saying they were going to "burn a dog" to death at a certain time and place. People would show up to kick some butt and they would state "you care more about a dog than people." Then start with their pablum against the war and our military.


68 posted on 08/12/2005 6:28:36 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (shoot low, they are riding Shetlands.....)
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To: photogirl
Can we not use a convicted terrorist(s) instead? Like those that have already killed/wounded innocent people? Would make more sense than to drown a helpless animal.
69 posted on 08/12/2005 6:33:09 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: jocon307

I know this is off the topic but speaking of PETA I heard on Fox and Friends that these wackos either have or are planning on filing a suit against the NCAA teams who have the word cock as in "Game Cocks" because the states where these teams are located (sorry I'm not a basketball fan) have outlawed cock fighting.


70 posted on 08/12/2005 6:34:25 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (Boycotting movies since 1988)
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To: photogirl

Probably just a way to raise awareness. Many people will ignore the kids drowning, but a dog will get their attention. They don't need to drown the dog, just say they will and PETA will come running. When kids drown they say nothing.


71 posted on 08/12/2005 6:42:58 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: photogirl

Don't they have a Drown a Pitbull for Peace program in Denver?


72 posted on 08/12/2005 6:47:59 AM PDT by Kokojmudd (Outsource Federal Judiciary and US Senate to India, NOW!)
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To: photogirl

Date: 8/11/05 at 5:10PM (20h43m ago) Modified: 8/12/05 at 12:05PM (1h48m ago) Add Comment | Send to Friend

FOR EVERYONE CONCERNED OVER THE FATE OF MINDY THE DOG, NOW THAT YOU KNOW SHE NEVER EXISTED, GO TO YOUR LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER AND RESCUE ONE OF THESE DOGS ON YOUR OWN, AS THESE ANIMALS ARE BEING PUT DOWN EVERYDAY.


Thanks to everyone who phoned or emailed in, for taking the time to express your comments and concerns. Jim and I hope that you also took the time to listen to the finale this morning just after 8am.

To set the record straight, the entire stunt was a complete fabrication. A combination of dog sound effects, recorded audio of our stunt guy outside the building and personal recordings I did of water splashing using my 3 year old son Logans kiddy pool.

Again...THERE WAS NO DOG. (You can actually see where we found the photo of "Mindy" here http://images.google...&btnG=Search+Images)

After the reveal that there was no dog, Melinda Howard of the Greater Grand Rapids Child Safety Coalition was kind enough to join us live on the air to talk about child safety. She will be leading a child safety class today at Millennium Park between Noon and 3pm.

There was never any intention to drown a dog or bring harm to any animal what so ever. What you heard and the way the show was executed was exactly as we had planned.

What we did this morning, we feel needed to happen to grab the proper attention about the dangers of children and water related accidental deaths.

I have a 3 year old son whom I love dearly and 2 cats. In no way would I, Jim or anyone on our staff bring harm to any animal.

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the families who lost there loved ones this week. We hope our actions over the coarse of the past few days had enough impact to make a difference.

If you wish to help the family of the tragedy that happened at Millennium Park.
You can send donations to Trey Taylor's family via this address:

Trey Taylor Fund
Fifth Third Bank
6210 Kalamazoo Avenue
Kentwood, MI 49505


73 posted on 08/12/2005 6:55:02 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Socratic
I just posted from the Link too....CALL OFF THE PANIC....THERE IS NO DOG..IT WAS A RADIO PRANK.
74 posted on 08/12/2005 6:56:18 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: photogirl

I doubt they'll really do it...it's most likely a publicity stunt. Rush did (actually said he would kill puppies) almost the same thing on his radio show several years back. There we no way he was actually going to do kill them.


75 posted on 08/12/2005 6:57:55 AM PDT by madison10
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To: apillar

LOL! First thing I thought of too. :)


76 posted on 08/12/2005 7:16:02 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: MarMema

cute dog


77 posted on 08/12/2005 7:17:32 AM PDT by Asphalt (Join my NFL ping list! FReepmail me| The best things in life aren't things)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I'm not buying this for a minute.


78 posted on 08/12/2005 7:31:30 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: proudofthesouth

"PETA.. filing a suit against the NCAA teams who have the word cock as in "Game Cocks" because the states where these teams are located...have outlawed cock fighting."

LOL, those teams should change their names to Fur Wearing Meat Eating Red Injun Game Cocks, or something like that.


79 posted on 08/12/2005 2:38:28 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: BallyBill; All

Heck no! I hate WKLQ...I didn't figure they were really going to kill a dog (but I wanted to make a stink just in case.) The main reason why I am mad is because WKLQ is a station that has lost a lot of listeners, and this was a stunt to get people back. In a newscast last night, I heard that the show Howard Stern dropped the station over a year ago, and KLQ has been fighting with low ratings. The local news even said that this was all for publicity. With that in mind, two children DID drown this week, and I feel that the station did this stunt not to "help the children" but to bring attention to their crappy radio show. (which has now been a proven success.)
I think this was unethical, tasteless and I feel that they should be fired for using a tragedy to make themselves look better.
I guess they do a lot for our troops though, so I won't slap them if I see them on the street, lol.

Thank you everyone for helping out today. I am glad the stunt was fake...but I am still angry none the less!

And sorry that it was so poorly written...that’s what I get for cutting and pasting from threads at 7am!


80 posted on 08/12/2005 3:17:17 PM PDT by photogirl (The colors that hold true....the red, white and blue!)
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To: photogirl
There is a lesson to be learned here, and that is...


...teach your dogs to swim.

81 posted on 08/12/2005 3:23:31 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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To: RobFromGa

I said I didn't believe that the prank was real, but that I was angry that they would use the deaths of children to help promote their crappy station.

The local news last night said that WKLQ is failing and that they are looking for ratings...doing it "for the children" is a crock...THAT'S what I have a problem with.

If they killed the dog, they would have the whole nation wanting them dead.

The reason I posted this was so that people would call the station and tell these guys that they are tasteless morons and that they should not be on the air.

For the record I only listen to XM and Sirius (I have both...two different cars) Normal radio stinks, IMO. A friend sent me a link to the station last night, or I would have never known:)


82 posted on 08/12/2005 3:31:07 PM PDT by photogirl (The colors that hold true....the red, white and blue!)
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To: hadaclueonce

Ahhh, I did not know that...thank you.

But they did it to get their ratings up...that's what I have a problem with. They have good PR people though, saying that they "did for the children." Phhhffft...


83 posted on 08/12/2005 3:33:41 PM PDT by photogirl (The colors that hold true....the red, white and blue!)
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To: RobFromGa

I knew a farm girl once. She was 13 before she figured out that cats have more than 1 kitten to a litter. (Her dad always seemed to be awake a little earlier on the mornings that the momma cats gave birth).


84 posted on 08/12/2005 3:35:26 PM PDT by geopyg ("It's not that liberals don't know much, it's just that what they know just ain't so." (~ R. Reagan))
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To: WKB

Thanks for sticking up for me!


85 posted on 08/12/2005 3:37:45 PM PDT by photogirl (The colors that hold true....the red, white and blue!)
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To: photogirl

You're welcome.
It's the Southern Gentleman in me.
I can't help myself.


86 posted on 08/12/2005 7:24:26 PM PDT by WKB (A closed mind is a good thing to lose.)
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To: fatnotlazy
Prank or no -- these nitwits should go to jail. I agree...this is stupid and irresponsible. Being a rock n roll station, some of its audience is probably pre-pubescent. Kids with nothing to do might get the idea -- hey, let's go drown a dog. Nice for the station to give them ideas.

What if some kids read this thread, and use it for inspiration to kill a cat?

Should the Free Republic be banned and Jim Robinson be sent off to jail?

Cant be too careful giving kids ideas you know.

87 posted on 08/13/2005 2:41:34 PM PDT by Mark was here (My tag line was about to be censored.)
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To: mhking
You ever listen to Glenn Beck he did a dog stunt with a Puppy about 2 years ago his listener ratings went through the roof not to mention the hits on his website funny part is he told people it was fake from the start and people got outrageously stupid anyway
88 posted on 08/14/2005 8:15:19 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (secus acutulus exspiro ab Acheron bipes actio absol ab Acheron supplico)
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