White Silence in the South Still Equals Death: SONG Call-in to Right Wing Radio

WHAT WE’RE DOING
We are taking action out of horror and outrage in the the wake of the the horrific attack at Charleston’s Emanuel A.M.E. church this week, when a young man acting out of hatred, racism, and white supremacy took nine Black people’s lives while they were at prayer. Their names are:

Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Cynthia Hurd, Tywanza Sanders, Myra Thompson, Ethel Lance, Rev. Daniel L. Simmons, Susie Jackson, DePayne Doctor

#SayTheirNames

In the wake of this massacre and hundreds of years of violence against Black lives, we are reeling, enraged, and furious. We see white people, especially in right wing media, denying that what happened in Charleston is racism. People are failing to link this act of racist violence with a larger system of structural violence against black people in this country. Too often, in our news feeds and in our communities, we only talk to people who already agree with us, the other liberals or other radicals. When we do this we miss the conversations we need to be having in order to confront this legacy of white violence at its source: the right wing fear of Black people that fuels this hatred.

Here’s an example of what Fox News is saying right now:

http://mediamatters.org/video/2015/06/18/foxs-steve-doocy-its-extraordinary-that-charles/204043

A few more clips from Media Matters taking different approaches/excuses:

Drug Problem
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/rick-perry-charleston-massacre-was-an-accident-caused-by-drugs-not-guns/

Obama calling white people racist is causing this

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/frequent-fox-guest-whites-might-shoot-up-more-black-churches-if-obama-keeps-calling-them-racist/

Cultural diversity is to blame
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/fox-news-host-blames-mass-shootings-on-different-cultures-living-together-in-america/

and some extra hate from Rush Limbaugh

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2015/06/18/obama_politicizes_charleston_murders

So…

This week we’re asking SONG members, especially white SONG members, to act up and act out by calling in to conservative radio talk shows and sharing your opinions. We have some ideas to get you going below, but how and when you call in is up to you. The important thing is that you raise your voice in these outlets to be LOUD and POWERFUL. Calling OUT their racist BS and holding white people accountable to the hatred in our communities and our culture.

TIPS + TRICKS

  1. Get a crew together so y’all can call in together. Have a call-in party!
  2. Listen to one show before you call in, get a sense for the tone of the show, how people get on air, how long they speak, etc.
  3. When you’re ready to call, find the number and go somewhere that’s NOT near a radio (since there will be a 7 second feedback loop). The first thing you need to do if someone picks up the line is get through the producer. Think about whose voice would be more likely to get on the radio for this particular show and introduce yourself that way. Talk about why your story matters on the show but don’t lead with your talking points — not quite yet.

Other Call-in Tips

  • Call near the start of the show so you can be sure to be included in the program. Try calling during a commercial break
  • If the call-in line is busy, just keep redialing the number. Be prepared to wait – up to 30 minutes on the most popular shows.
  • One way to get on the air more quickly is to volunteer an answer or explanation to a previous caller.
  • Print or write out talking points to help you plan what you are going to say before you are on the air.
  • When you get through, be prepared to give the call screener a quick one-sentence summary of what you will say. By being relaxed, clear and to-the-point, you will increase your chances of getting on air.
  • When on the air, sound upbeat and excited to be on the program. Get to your point quickly. You will likely have only a few minutes to make your point, especially on a nationally syndicated program.

FIND A RADIO SHOW

Virginia

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/stations/virginia

North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

http://www.wptf.com/Article.asp?id=1617429

List of North Carolina Talk Radio

http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/community-resources/north-carolina-talk-radio/

South Carolina

Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, South Carolina

http://www.conservativetalk945.com/

Columbia, South Carolina

http://www.makethepointradio.com/

NewsTalk 1230 WAIM

Anderson, South Carolina

http://waim.us/

Charleston, SC

http://www.iheart.com/live/943-wsc-3062/

Myrtle Beach, SC

http://www.wrnn.net/

Columbia, SC

http://www.iheart.com/live/560-wvoc-2085/

GEORGIA

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/stations/georgia

ALABAMA

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/stations/alabama

TENNESSEE

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/stations/tennessee

NATIONAL SYNDICATED SHOWS

*NOTE: -not all of the shows take calls every time.
http://www.toptalkradio.com/

Lars Larson

http://larslarson.com/

LISTEN LIVE: M-F 6 pm – 9 pm EST

CALL IN #: 866-439-5277

Glenn Beck

http://www.glennbeck.com/

LISTEN LIVE: M-F 9 am – 12 pm EST online via TheBlaze Radio Network

Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/radio/?utm_source=glennbeck&utm_medium=contentcopy_link

CALL IN #: 1-888-727-BECK

TWEET: https://twitter.com/glennbeck

POST ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/GlennBeck/timeline

http://www.hannity.com/main.html

The Sean Hannity Show

POST ON FORUM: http://forums.hannity.com/forum.php

POST ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/SeanHannity

TWEET AT HIM: https://twitter.com/seanhannity

Rush Limbaugh

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/

ON AIR: M-F 12-3 PM EST

CALL IN OR E-MAIL:  Telephone number is 800-282-2882 and e-mail address ElRushbo@eibnet.com.

Michael Savage

http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/

ON AIR: M-F 3 pm-6pm EST

CALL IN: 1-855-400-SAVAGE (7282)

MORE SHOWS:

 

SHOW HOST CALL IN NUMBER SHOW TIMES
The Alan Colmes Show Alan Colmes 1-877-FOR-ALAN M-F, 10pm – 1am ET
Bill Bennett’s Morning in America Bill Bennett 1-866-680-6464 M-F, 6am – 9am ET
The Brian Wilson Show Brian Wilson 1-866-321-1370 M-F, 3pm – 6pm ET
Common Sense Radio With Ollie North Oliver North 1-888-99-NORTH M-F, 2pm – 5pm ET
Dennis Miller Show Dennis Miller 1-866-99-DENNIS M-F, 10am – 1pm ET
The Dennis Prager Show Dennis Prager 1-877-243-7776 M-F, 9am – 12pm PT
The Don Kroah Show Don Kroah 1-888-293-9282 M-F, 5pm – 7pm ET
Ed Schultz Show Ed Schultz 1-877-934-6833 M-F, 3pm – 6pm ET
Freedom Works! / The Paul Molloy Show Paul Molloy 1-866-826-1340 M-F, 9am-10am ET
G. Gordon Liddy Show G. Gordon Liddy 1-800-445-4339 M-F, 10pm – 1am ET
Glenn Beck Show Glenn Beck 1-888-727-BECK M-F, 9am – 12pm ET
Good Day USA Doug Stephan 1-877-541-5250 M-F, 5am – 10am ET
The New Herman Cain Show Herman Cain 1-800-WSB-TALK M-F, 7pm-10pm
Hot Talk with Scott Hennen Scott Hennen 1-800-279- 9329 M-F, 8:30am – 11:30am ET
Hugh Hewitt Show Hugh Hewitt 1-800-520-1234 M-F, 3pm – 6pm ET
Janet Parshall’s America Janet Parshall 1-800-343-9282 M-F, 2pm -5pm ET
Jason Lewis Show Jason Lewis 1-866-989-5855 M-F, 5pm – 8pm ET
Jim Bohannon Show Jim Bohannon 1-866-505- 4626 M-F, 10pm – 1am ET
The John Gibson Show John Gibson 1-888-788-9910 M-F, 6pm – 9pm ET
The Larry Elder Show Larry Elder 1-800-995-2779 M-F, 3pm – 6pm PT
Lars Larson Show Lars Larson 1-866-509-LARS M-F, 11am – 3pm PT
Laura Ingraham Show Laura Ingraham 1-800-449-8255 M-F, 9am – 12pm ET
Mark Levin Show Mark Levin 1-877-381-3811 M-F, 6pm – 8pm ET
Liberty Underground Alex Snitker and Adrian Wyllie 1-866-826-1340 Fri, 9am – 11am ET
Michael Medved Show Michael Medved 1-800-955-1776 M-F, 3pm -6pm ET
Michael Reagan Show Michael Reagan 1-800-468-MIKE M-F, 6pm – 9pm ET
Michael Savage Show Michael Savage 1-800-449-8255 M-F, 6pm – 9pm ET
Mike McConnell Show Mike McConnell 1-800-843-2441 M-F, 9am – noon ET
Neal Boortz Show Neal Boortz 1-877-310-2100 M-F, 8:30am – 1pm ET
Radio Factor with Bill O’Reilly Bill O’Reilly 1-877-9-NO-SPIN M-F, 12pm – 2pm ET
Rush Limbaugh Show Rush Limbaugh 1-800-282-2882 M-F, 12pm – 3pm ET
Sean Hannity Show Sean Hannity 1-800-941-7326 M-F, 3pm – 6pm ET

TALKING POINTS (For White People)

  • Our ancestors built this country on the suffering and exploitation of Black and Brown communities. This continues to this day. We must make it stop. It is our duty to root out racism, eliminate it, to confront our fears and then release them, to make institutions and policies that no longer feras, hates, cages, and murders Black men, women, and children.
  • The denial by white people of racism results in the murder of Black communities.
  • White Supremacy is not just fringe groups like the Ku Klux Klan. It is a system that gives white people power and privilege at the expense of people of color and indigenous people.
  • Fear and hatred of Black life is as old as this country, if not older. We need to change this. Now.
  • Dylann Stone Roof is not just one extremist, he was created and shaped by the same racist society that teaches all white people to hate and fear our Black brethren.
  • We are calling on LGBTQ people and institutions to more than ever examine their own alignment to pro-Black organizing, and work to hold each other to task about addressing the ways violence against our own is connected and different, and examine ways we can bring our collective power to bear on intervening on a culture of violence that deems many of us as disposable.
  • Every generation must prove itself worthy of our ancestors sacrifice, and this young man is challenging his generation of both white folks and people of color to decide: which side are you on?

Right Wing Pundits

  • Dylann Roof wasn’t born hating and fearing Black people. He was taught it. None of us were born racist. We were taught it, in school, in church, in the media, in our families.
  • Dylann Roof stepped into a Black church, stating “you are raping our women and taking over our country” and then proceeded to murder nine Black people, the majority who are women. This is about racism.
  • We as white people have to claim Dylan Stone as one of our own, as he was raised and shaped in the society that raised many of us too a society that fears, hates and blames black life. We have to make sure there are no more Dylann Stones.