TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY LIGHT RAIL ACTIVIST CHASTAIN RAGES AGAINST KCUR & STEVE KRASKE OVER RADIO SILENCE!!!
We noted the launch of the Clay Chastain light rail petition weeks ago and now his latest news blast takes aim at the calming voices of the local NPR affiliate and the their allotment of taxpayer subsidized airtime.
To wit . . .
CHECK THIS EPIC ANNOUNCEMENT FROM LIGHT RAIL ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN ADDRESSING PUBLIC RADIO AND NEWSIE TURNED PROFESSOR STEVE KRASKE!!!
Here's the word . . .
Public radio's "Up to Date," with Steve Kraske, is unfair, unbalanced, and afraid.
KCUR's "Up to Date" radio show, host Steve Kraske, is a public sponsored (NEA) media outlet. Yet Steve, and his producer Danie Alexander, have twice turned down my request to appear on their public radio show to inform the public about a public sponsored light rail initiative slated to be placed before the voting public in November.
This outrageous and biased conduct, by a public radio station against a light rail petition ballot measure initiated by the voting public of Kansas City, goes against the mission goal of public radio which is to provide both sides of important public issues to the public.
I know for a fact that Steve Kraske has not only had on his radio show proponents of the city's downtown streetcar line, but has also written columns for the Kansas City Star boasting about how great the 2-mile trolley line is. I guess Steve and Danie feel the light rail petition is a threat to supporters hopes to extend the streetcar line to UMKC! The fact is, both plans can mutually enhance each other.
KCUR is unfair because some of its employees do not want to inform the KCUR listening audience about the light rail ballot initiative because they feel it threatens the proposed extension of the city's streetcar line;
KCUR is unbalanced because the public has the right to hear a discussion on public radio involving both public transportation proposals.
KCUR is afraid because some of its employees are scared the light rail plan will capture more attention and win voter approval over an alternative plan to extend of the city's streetcar line to UMKC (where public radio operates from).
If KCUR's Steve Kraske and producer Danie Alexander continue to act like the light rail ballot initiative does not exist, and ban its designer and leader from their show, then their inherently biased public radio show should be banned because it no longer serves the public interest.
Clay Chastain...leader of the light rail initiative, degreed engineer, and registered voter and part-time resident of Kansas City, Missouri.
You decide . . .