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UNC Tarheels Chancellor Says They Will Stick With Rush!

Years ago,  I drove my daughter from New England to South Carolina to look at colleges.  She was an athlete and was considering her options. We visited UNC Chapel Hill and I fell in love with the charming setting, older buildings,  and gardens.  My daughter loved the school, but the academic program she was looking for wasn’t a match with the programs the school offered.  She settled on a smaller private school further south.  If we had been making that search now, I’d be doing a little extra background work. Does this school have any association with Rush Limbaugh? Sound extreme? Not really. Consider that many colleges allow local radios who are identified as Rush affiliates, and use his show as an anchor, to call themselves the official radio station of /or the official voice of … their college teams.  So you will bet that faculty and students will have that spot marked on their dials, along with many in the surrounding area.  Should their women students be subject to Limbaugh’s misogynistic rants as part of their college experience?

This is now becoming an issue for many schools,  and will become an issue for many more as data bases are built that draw the line from a college to Limbaugh.  In the midst of college basketball season the UNC Chancellor has been fielding calls and feeling presssure to do something about the school’s beloved Tarheels relationship w/ “Rush Radio.”  He made an executive decision:

“UNC officials have reached a compromise with WRDU, 106.1 FM—also known as “Rush Radio”—after local residents petitioned the school to break ties with the station over its association with Rush Limbaugh.
As part of the arrangement, UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp says WRDU has agreed not to advertise Limbaugh while broadcasting  Tar Heel sports, or to advertise Tar Heel sports while broadcasting Limbaugh.” full story here

Is that really it? Is that how they plan to disassociate themselves from Limbaugh? Not quite.  That is not enough. Dials are still set to Rush Radio. There are other options. Please help us put pressure on the chancellor by not only contacting him, but by contacting the alumni department and trustees. The whole story has seems to have the sense that this man is hoping this will all blow over.

But so far it has only met with resistance:

In a statement, UNC said it was “unfortunately and awkwardly connected” to Limbaugh by having its games broadcast on the same station that airs his show.

“Limbaugh recently made rude, inappropriate and offensive statements,” the statement said. “That connection spurred many people to email us and prompted a petition campaign, both with the goal of urging us to drop our broadcasts from the station.”
It continued, “We have asked – and the local station has agreed – to end the practice of referencing the Tar Heel Sports Network or the University’s name while promoting the Limbaugh program and vice versa.”
UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp told the student radio news magazine Carolina Connection that “a lot of our faculty and some other folks outside of the University were upset to find out that we were connected with ‘Rush Radio.’”
“We do understand why people were upset,” Thorp said. “I think that was a good compromise.”

If you are willing to take the time, use this page to identify the coaches and directors of the women’s sports teams at UNC Chapel Hill .  Contact them, and tell them their athletes deserve better. Women college athletes who use birth control are not “Sluts.”  Tell these people that the women who attend their school, who graduated from their school and who are considering their school should not be subject to any connection to Rush Limbaugh. Share with your friends. Let’s get Limbaugh off of our college campus airwaves.

Office of the Chancellor
103 South Building,  Campus Box 9100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9100
chancellor@unc.edu   Phone: (919) 962-1365  Fax: (919) 962-1647

———————————–   TRUSTEES  —————————

Wade Hampton Hargrove (Wade) ChairElected 2009; term ends 2013
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP  – 1600 Wells Fargo Capitol Building  – Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 834-9216; FAX (919) 839-0304  whargrove@brookspierce.com

Barbara Rosser Hyde (Barbara)  Vice Chair
Hyde Family Foundations,  Elected 2005; term ends 2013

Hyde Family Foundations  -17 West Pontotoc, Suite 200, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 685-3411; FAX (901) 683-3147  bhyde@pittcomanagement.com

Phillip L. Clay (Phil) Secretary -Elected 2007; term ends 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -77 Massachusetts Avenue,  Room 9-515, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 253-6164; FAX: (617) 258-6261  plclay@mit.edu

W. Lowry Caudill (Lowry)  Elected 2011; term ends 2015
104 Tennwood Court – Durham, NC 27712
(919) 471-6721; FAX: (919) 471-4541  wlcaud@email.unc.edu

Donald Williams Curtis (Don)  Elected 2009; term ends 2013
Curtis Media Group – 3012 Highwoods Boulevard, Suite 201 – Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 790-9392; FAX (919) 790-8369  – dcurtis@curtismedia.com

Alston Gardner (Alston)  Elected 2007; term ends 2015
623 E. Franklin Street – Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(970) 927-4206; FAX: (561) 828-2323  – alstongardner@unc.edu

Peter T. Grauer (Peter)  Elected 2011; term ends 2015
731 Lexington Avenue – New York, NY 10022
(212) 617-1956; FAX (917) 369-4500  -pgrauer@bloomberg.net

Steven Lerner (Steve)   Elected 2011; term ends 2015
Blue Hill Group – 431 Meadowmont Village Circle  – Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 932-8818; FAX: (919) 932-8829  – slerner@bluehillgroup.com

Sallie Shuping-Russell (Sallie)  Elected 2007; term ends 2015
BlackRock  – 2200 West Main Street, Suite 500- Durham, NC 27705
(919) 416-6860; FAX: (919) 416-6861 sallie.shuping.russell@blackrock.com

John L. Townsend III (John) Elected 2009; term ends 2013
101 Park Avenue    –  48th Floor-New York, NY 10178
(212) 984-2460; FAX (212) 984-2501  John.townsend@tigerfund.com  Johntownsend829@msn.com

Felicia A. Washington (Felicia)  Elected 2009; term ends 2013
K&L Gates LLP 214 N. Tryon St., 47th Floor  Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 331-7466; FAX (704) 353-3166  Felicia.washington@klgates.com

Mary Cooper Ex-Officio Member 2011-2012  Student Body President
Carolina Union   Campus Box 5210, Box 47   Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5210
(336) 552-8349; FAX: (615) 347-7804 (non-confidential)   macooper@email.unc.edu

Trustees Contact Information with photos

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General Alumni Association -  George Watts Hill Alumni Center  – CB# 9180, Stadium Drive
P.O. Box 660 – Chapel Hill, NC — 27514-0660
Phone: (919) 962-1208 Fax: (919) 962-0010 | Secure Fax: (919) 843-4144

Administration | Communications | Membership | Programs  | Records & Information Systems

Administration

Douglas S. Dibbert ’70
President and Director of Alumni Affairs
doug_dibbert@unc.edu  or 962-7050

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  1. Laurie
    March 27, 2012 at 9:39 pm | #1

    Target local advertisers that are still marketing thru offensive radio stations….without small local ad revenue small radio stations close down :) big companies can survive larger attacks but in the local economy…small business rely on more than half of the buying decisions being made by women. And, one or two bad weeks of bad pr for many is devestating. Just think where & how you research a company before you contact or buy from them….that is where you hit… rush’s latest (offensive comment about women ) “jock itch”- he said about…some wome have….well doing this is just like scratching an itch…..it just feels SO good! Happy hunting!

    • March 27, 2012 at 9:56 pm | #2

      Laurie – be sure to visit all of our lists of advertisers, and share this site with your friends.
      if you have any advertisers to add to the lists, let us know by using these comments.
      They think we are giving up, but I know the numbers of visitors to this page have increased…
      Thanks!

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