Thursday, March 09, 2006

Put Your Hand on the Radio

This could be a good job for somebody out there:
Crawford Broadcasting Company in Albany is currently looking to add to our On-Air Lineup. We play the latest and best Christian rock music on Pulse 96.7 (WPTR), and the best Christian talk on Life 1540 (WDCD).
Take a look at the station's hiring policy and you'll notice something missing: No person is discriminated against in employment because of race, color, national origin or sex. So if somebody wants to get hired, it might help if that somebody is a Christian. And by Christian, we're probably not talking about you Catholics.
Maybe you didn't know this, but religious broadcasters are exempt from the FCC's EEO rules in regard to religion. That means that they can exclude you on the basis of your faith ---or your lack of faith. You could be the best salesperson or engineer in the world, but if you happen to be a Jewish salesperson or a Muslim engineer, or an agnostic, you aren't working there.

How about that? A licensee of the Federal government given free rein to weed out job applicants based on their beliefs. And you think what the FCC did to Howard Stern was bad.