New Controversy For G105's Bob Dumas
April 21, 2008 at 6:34 AM (PT)
The controversy surrounding CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WDCG (G-105)/RALEIGH morning mouth BOB DUMAS isn't quite over. Another protest against the station and its morning show "BOB and the Showgram" is planned for TODAY.
A few weeks ago, Showgram host BOB DUMAS and his crew were suspended for three days after making comments that many American Indians said were derogatory. The radio station issued a statement apologizing for the offensive comments and DUMAS, himself, apologized on air.
Now, THE FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER reports that on APRIL 2nd, DUMAS took aim at the MEXICAN Consulate in RALEIGH. DUMAS said the "giant MEXICAN flag" outside the consulate made him "a little mad." Joined by DUMAS on the air, assistant producer JON CLARK went to the consulate, wearing a T-shirt with "INS" taped to it, to ask people there for proof of U.S. citizenship.
RODRIGO PINTADO, documentation officer at the consulate, tried to explain the reasons that MEXICANS come there, but DUMAS cut him off. "They have zero documentation because they're illegal," DUMAS said. PINTADO said people requesting a MEXICAN passport are asked only for their MEXICAN documents.
On APRIL 4th, TONY ASION, Executive Director of EL PUEBLO INC., a nonprofit statewide advocacy and public policy organization, complained by e-mail to PD RANDI WEST.