The Free Beer and Hot Wings Morning Show
Region: North America
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Artist: Ian Anderson of the American classic rock band, Jethro Tull
Confronting Bodies: WCHR-FM radio staff and station listeners
Dates of Action: November, 2003
Location: Manahawkin, N.J.
Description of Artwork: In an interview on WCHR-FM's The Free Beer and Hot Wings Morning Show, Anderson was quoted saying, "I hate to see the American flag hanging out of every bloody station wagon, out of every SUV, every little Midwestern house in some residential area...it's easy to confuse patriotism with nationalism."
The Incident: According to the station's program director, Phil LoCascio, 99% of their listeners voted for the ban of Jethro Tull's music. He also suggested that this is not censorship because the listener's right not to hear the music is as important as Anderson's right to say what he feels.
Results of Incident: LoCascio also stated, "as far as we're concerned, this ban is forever."
Source: Mass Mic News