Clear Channel Goes Pirate


Stay Free!'s Carrie McLaren reports:

It's official: even Clear Channel is sick of Clear Channel. The company has set up a fake pirate radio station in Akron, Ohio, which it's using to hurl insults at other Clear Channel stations. For about a week, Radio Free Ohio has feigned overthrowing Ohio's media monopoly by bleeding its broadcasts into other Clear Channel stations….

The station was outed by someone at WOXY, who looked up the Radio Free domain name and saw that it was owned by Clear Channel in San Antonio.

This isn't the first time a perfectly legal station has posed as a pirate outfit, but these faux "interruptions" of the company's other broadcasts take the con to a new level. I don't know whether I'm impressed or appalled.