Cyclists across the nation have reacted with furor to reports, widely disseminated on the Internet, that a Raleigh, NC radio station (G105) owned by Clear Channel Communications recently advocated violence against cyclists, including suggestions of how to run cyclists off the road. On two morning shows last week, the disc jockeys encouraged listeners to call in with stories of how they had harassed cyclists, whom they felt should not be on the road. One host joked of pelting cyclists with empty Yoo-Hoo bottles. Calls came in from listeners who agreed with him, and said that they would take similar action. A show intern discussed a man in her neighborhood who shoots a pellet gun at cyclists as they ride by his house, attempting to hit their tires to make them crash.
Visit the League of American Bicyclists to voice concern.