by Bob Doran
We missed it when Access Humboldt dropped the f-bomb on TV the other day, but apparently some concerned viewer who'd tuned in to watch the Kinetic Race got an earful. As a result, Access Humboldt Executive Director Sean McLaughlin issued the following apology:
Access Humboldt's mission is "Local voices through community media," and our goal is to be accountable and maintain the highest possible ethics. That is why all our Board of Directors' meetings are open to the public and we maintain open and transparent records.
It's very important that we take responsibility and keep our community informed. So, I'm writing this note of apology to the community.
On Memorial Day, near the end of our exciting three days of live coverage of the Kinetic Grand Championship, we aired some music with bad language that was inappropriate for young listeners. This was a regrettable error caused by a lapse in our editorial process. Music with adult language should only be aired in "safe harbor" times when content for adult audiences is allowed.
We strive to protect freedom of opinion and expression while respecting our communities' desire to limit adult content, and our policies are designed to manage the time, place and manner of presentation for community-sponsored programs. On Memorial Day we failed to meet our own expectations and we apologize to our community for this error.
For more information about Access Humboldt, check our web pages at accesshumboldt.net.
Sincerely, Sean McLaughlin, executive director Access Humboldt