Critique my open letter to BBN
Post Reply
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
23-07-2014, 11:56 AM
Critique my open letter to BBN
They bought out our local rock station... so yeah, not very happy about it. Going to send this to them:

To whom it may concern at Bible Broadcasting Network:

This is an open letter in regards to your recent acquisition of KRDJ in New Iberia, Louisiana. While I understand the business decision and how the purchase makes sense in regards to the expansion of your organization, I cannot help but to question the impact of your purchase on the local community, and how it conflicts with Christian teachings that you have based your organization around. It certainly seems that the decision to purchase KRDJ was made from a purely profit oriented perspective instead of being motivated from a Christ-centered perspective.

I understand the weight behind my words, and how accusing a Christian broadcasting company of acting non-Christian can be seen as a very harsh and biting criticism. I also understand and accept that I do not know the inner details of the purchase and what BBN’s plans are for the station; but, after scrutinizing and analyzing this situation, I realized that my ignorance of the inner workings of the purchase are moot and irrelevant due to perception.

As you most undoubtedly know, perception is more powerful than truth at times – which may or may not be a factor with KRDJ. The perception of this purchase, as aforementioned, seems to be totally business oriented and based purely in greed.

There are several questions that arise when a layman, such as myself, view this type of purchase (I would also like to reiterate that my perception as a commoner is shared; thus, perception becomes fact regardless of the actual truths behind this purchase).

1) How is it that a non-profit organization can make such a substantial purchase ($10,000,000 USD)?
2) What are the motives behind moving into this market? KRDJ’s range (~Lafayette to ~Baton Rouge) is supersaturated with religious (Christian) radio stations (around 2 dozen throughout the listening area). The Law of Diminishing Returns comes into play here. How do you justify this?
3) As a Christian based organization how do you justify putting people out of work and removing their ability to provide for themselves and their families? Are you supporting those individuals with supplemental pay until you find them another job? If not, as a Christian organization, how do you reconcile these actions?
4) KRDJ is the only Rock (not counting Classical Rock) station in the entire listening area. Why was the sole station in a music genre chosen to effectively be eliminated, thus isolating an entire niche of listeners, supporters, local bands, and community? There are numerous Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Pop, etc. stations that could have been purchased that would have a far lesser impact upon the local community than eliminating an entire piece of subculture. How do you justify this action?
5) Rock 93.7 was/is very active in the local community and in the local band scene. They have given many local bands incredible opportunities for promotion and success that they would not have been able to find elsewhere. How is BBN planning to continue to promote the local community and give its residents opportunities for success? If you are not planning to do anything, from a Christian and a business perspective, how do you justify the disservice your purchase of KRDJ has on the local community?
6) How do you reconcile the obvious conclusion that potential for new listeners to BBN via KRDJ is minimal? Generally speaking, the current listeners will no longer listen to KRDJ. This, in turn, also raises some questions:
A) How is this an effective means of reaching people for Christ if non-Christians will not be listening and the potential for non-Christians to listen is extremely low?
B) In regards to the above, how do you reconcile the perception that the station is only for current BBN listeners and that the purchase was to simply expand territory for personal greed?
C) How are you going to combat the inevitable reputation that will be garnered in the local area (or greater) that your company is a greedy, hypocritical organization that cares only about its profits; not about the local community; not about reaching people for Christ.
D) In regards to Points A-C, as a Christian organization, how do you justify and reconcile the fact that you will be representing Christ and Christianity as a whole in a negative and hypocritical way?

I believe these questions are justified and deserved to be answered. Your purchase of KRDJ is affecting thousands of people that have invested deeply into the community and the culture that Rock 93.7 nurtured and produced since its inception. I believe we are all entitled to these answers that affect our lives.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

[Image: dog-shaking.gif]
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 1 user Likes kingschosen's post
23-07-2014, 12:01 PM
RE: Critique my open letter to BBN
I like it! Let us know if they reply.

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

~ Umberto Eco
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
23-07-2014, 12:40 PM
RE: Critique my open letter to BBN
It's a good letter but I wonder if the blame belongs only to BBN. I'm sure the previous owners were not forced to sell.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 3 users Like Drunkin Druid's post
23-07-2014, 12:57 PM
RE: Critique my open letter to BBN
I think you should write a letter without all of the accusations.

Ask them what they are doing without accusing them.

I feel so much, and yet I feel nothing.
I am a rock, I am the sky, the birds and the trees and everything beyond.
I am the wind, in the fields in which I roar. I am the water, in which I drown.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 2 users Like bemore's post
23-07-2014, 01:07 PM
RE: Critique my open letter to BBN
(23-07-2014 12:40 PM)Drunkin Druid Wrote:  It's a good letter but I wonder if the blame belongs only to BBN. I'm sure the previous owners were not forced to sell.

True. They may have had it on the market for years and jumped at the offer.

It's often all in the timing. Drinking Beverage

A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move to higher levels. ~ Albert Einstein
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
23-07-2014, 02:26 PM
RE: Critique my open letter to BBN
It's good, but it needs more bomb threats. Drinking Beverage

Skepticism is not a position; it is an approach to claims.
Science is not a subject, but a method.
[Image: flagstiny%206.gif]
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 7 users Like Chas's post
24-07-2014, 12:14 AM
RE: Critique my open letter to BBN
I'd make it shorter KC. Don't make a barrage of accusations, just choose one or two and make a clear and concise thing. In terms of PR, open letters are a public thing - you want to use that fact. That means you have an audience - those who will read the open letter, e.g. in a newspaper.

If they're an evil, scumbag organization then writing walls o' text makes you look like an angry crank, which they can easily dismiss.

I'd mention the facts:
- Only rock station in the area
- Bought out by BBN and no longer plays rock

And then the question:
- What gives? It looks like you bought the station with the sole intention of shutting down the rock part of it, since
--you won't get the old listeners back now that the thing they wanted is no longer there.
--you already have a metric fuck ton of Bible related stuff being pumped out on your other stations.

I mean, no one would really care if they bought out the station and continued playing rock.

We'll love you just the way you are
If you're perfect -- Alanis Morissette
(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 1 user Likes morondog's post
24-07-2014, 12:55 AM
RE: Critique my open letter to BBN
If I'm the person of whom it concerns I'm saying tl;dr and it's going in the trash.

[Image: oscar.png]
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 3 users Like earmuffs's post
24-07-2014, 06:43 AM
RE: Critique my open letter to BBN
Brevity works better than verbosity.

And you've included several words that are 3-syllables or longer. Remember to target your audience and keep it simple.

We have enough youth. How about looking for the Fountain of Smart?
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
24-07-2014, 08:00 AM
RE: Critique my open letter to BBN
Brevity.

Good point, guys.

I will shorten it up.

[Image: dog-shaking.gif]
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply
Forum Jump: