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Mar 7, 2002

Clear Channel Radio Station In Orlando Makes Fun Of Injured Motorcyclists

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Orlando-based WFLA 540 AM morning show host Shannon Burke made fun of injured motorcyclists this morning, parodying a rider with a head injury and related speech impediment.<BR><BR>Burke referred to riders who did not wear helmets on the street as "Puss Finger" and "Goober" and referred to a rider on a "Shovelhead Panhead".<BR><BR>He broadcast sounds of simulated crashes and laughed about the potential results of such crashes.<BR><BR>The references to injured riders were broadcast about 7:15 this morning.<BR><BR>Besides owning radio stations, Clear Channel also owns Clear Channel Entertainment Motor Sports, which promotes F-USA motorcycle racing events.