Philly’s WBEB Refuses to Air Child Sexual Abuse PSA

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HARRISBURG, Pa., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is urging Pennsylvanians to contact WBEB 101.1FM in Philadelphia and express their displeasure with the station’s decision to deny PCAR radio advertising space for its HERO Project campaign.

The station denied PCAR space because the 30-second public service announcement, urging adults to report child sexual abuse, contained the words “rape” and “sexual.”

WBEB’s General Manager Blaise Howard offered PCAR space only if it altered the wording to remove the word “rape” from the organization’s name and say “child abuse” instead of “child sexual abuse”, citing that the station’s listeners would be upset by the words that are currently used.

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Call B101 and express your displeasure (610)667-8400. An email works just as well!

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