I am disappointed at the lack of respect that KRXA listeners have been showing each other and hosts on the air, in the chatroom, and at talkback. I recognize that I have said things that have irritated some listeners just as other hosts and callers have said things that have annoyed me. In the hope of establishing a more civil tone, I am going to renew my efforts to treat all callers to my show, hosts of shows that I call, and commentators at krxa540.com politely and respectfully. Specifically, I resolve to avoid insulting or dismissive language, or a condescending tone. This does not mean that I will show respect for every opinion expressed or treat all callers identically.
I expect that all of KRXA’s local hosts, callers, and commentators on the website will, likewise, commit to treat each other with dignity. To promote a more civil atmosphere, I will no longer post comments that denigrate other listeners. While I cannot prevent messages from being added to the chatroom in real time and I am not going to review earlier posts to determine whether people crossed the line, from now on if I find people abusing each other or overreacting to perceived slights by flaming others, I will suspend their chatroom posting privileges. Obscenities and personal attacks will not be tolerated. To be clear, vigorous debates about controversial issues are strongly encouraged but, within our radio family, disagreements about facts or solutions should never degenerate into mudslinging or vitriol.
It is my hope that KRXA will serve as a beacon to progressives and under its aegis we can work together to build a better society. This cannot happen if we expend precious time and energy attacking each other.