How not to get busted for child porn — Radio station PSA

Olive Rios
May 13, 2017

The PSA has been broadcasting on CAVE 97.7 FM for two years in the midnight and early morning hours.

"I am not promoting child abuse and I'm not promoting child pornography and I'm not promoting possession of child pornography or distribution or anything like that", Lotsof said. "But I do understand that there are some folks out there who do like this material and I feel some sympathy for their plight". "There is no picture in the world that is that risky".

The PSA advised the public on ways to hide photos of naked juveniles by keeping them on an external hard drive and so no one can find them. He claims he's been playing the announcement in order "to call attention to Arizona's extreme laws for child pornography and to try and keep people out of life in prison just for possessing pictures".

The startling "public service announcement" broadcast by Arizona's CAVE 97.7 FM for two years is now off the air.

The decision was prompted by threats to Lotsof's advertisers, the AP reports.

"Unfortunately a lot of my associates are being victimized by the angry mob", he said. These moralists have threatened our employees and have threatened our advertising clients. They are innocent victims. It has, however, been taken off the air. But, on the other hand, I'm forcing people to think, in some cases for the first time in their lives. "I personally feel this is reprehensible, very disturbing, very irresponsible, and very unacceptable".

Sherry "Shotgun Sherry" Rudd, who has been a DJ at the CAVE since November of past year, said that she has opted not to work since all the chaos has erupted at the station because she doesn't agree with the message or how it makes the station look.

He said he wrote the announcement and did not receive compensation from anyone.

Unfortunately, she noted, not everyone can afford to take time off from working there, even if they don't agree with Lotsof's PSA. "So we need to look at this and look at it very carefully to see if this is a crime".

Rudd has received "hate mail" via social media, she said.

"We have a really nice tight-knit community and this really caught us by surprise", King said. "I'm a grandma and I'm a registered foster mom", she said. Then national news services began to contact me. "Between the hate out there and how it affects my name, it's worrisome". But outrage from Benson and cities across Southern Arizona continues to flare up. We are families that do not have to put up with this garbage. "I am not an advocate for [child pornography]".

As news of the PSA has crossed worldwide waters, members of the community and beyond have responded. These are the people who have demanded that this station be shut down because we are immoral. "I listened and I was just shocked".

"It (the PSA) does not advocate possession of child pornography or reproduction of child pornography", he said. Penalties are enhanced if the child is under 15 years old.

But Berger's sentence was upheld by the Arizona Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court refused to hear his case. "We can keep this garbage out of our community".

The FCC has received a handful of consumer complaints about the PSA and are reviewing them, said Will Wiquist, a deputy press secretary.

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels called the PSA "disdainful" in a release.

"I was shocked", he said.

The woman concluded, "I thought it was completely inappropriate then but didn't know how to make them stop".

As a result, a criminal case has been opened. I never said that.

"Freedom of speech does not include telling people to commit crimes and continuing to pass on this information could lead to judicial action being taken", a police statement said. Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre said the controversial segment falls under free speech protections granted by the 1st Amendment. "It has been generally, if not universally, considered that it is the chief objective of the Constitution's guarantee of freedom of the press is to prevent previous restraints upon publication".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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