Craig To the editor:
This morning, June 9, 2008, while listening to 93.7 FM, disc jockey Mike Fuller made an inappropriate comment.
What he stated is summarized as if Brokeback Mountain was not gay enough, they are making the movie into an opera.
I felt this statement was very uncalled for and ignorant. While Mike may have his own opinions of the three-time Oscar-winning film, I really don't want to hear about it while getting ready in the morning.
I understand that a radio DJ's job is to provide the public about things happening now, but I feel the way Mike Fuller announced this was extremely offensive and unprofessional.
First, he degraded a movie that, indeed, was extremely controversial, but also critically acclaimed.
I don't really understand why Mike felt it was his place to voice a homophobic view on air. Second, his stereotype of operas was very close-minded. He also failed to realize that a portion of our community is gays and lesbians, and he may have offended these Craig citizens.
The KRAI team of radio stations is the first impression many people get of Northwestern Colorado.
They provide insight to our visitors, family and friends on the way we live life here in Craig, Colorado. I think that Mike and all of the other DJs should keep this in mind. Remember what role you have in our community and act accordingly.
And please do not further insult and belittle Craig residents (or anyone else listening to you) with your immaturity.