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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Juvenile Fundraiser Could Shut Down Station


KCPR-FM has been run by students for 46 years on the campus of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. On its website, it states, "KCPR is a non-profit student-run radio station providing its listeners with entertaining and informative alternative programming." Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Douglas Epperson is now looking into selling the station's license. Why? Because two student DJs started a fundraising promotion offering to sell photos of their genitals in return for cash donations. For $20 dollars, the students would make the sexually explicit photos available on Snapchat. Epperson was not amused.

Epperson, according to has had offers for the license and said in an e-mail, "What were they thinking and how could it go so far with the faculty completely unaware!!!? According to the website, Epperson asked Journalism Department Chair Mary Glick and Associate Professor Richard Gearhart, the faculty advisor for the station, to put together an organizational plan and structure for the station. That plan would have to prevent additional controversies and improve the educational value of the station. "I am very serious about this ? it is just one problem after another at a much greater frequency and magnitude than the other student media outlets without nearly the educational value of the other media outlets."

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