Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 10:55:10 -0800 (PST)

Web Content "Banned in Boston": KUCI Subversity program

Irvine -- KUCI's Subversity public affairs program today focuses on the topic, "Banned in Boston: Certain Web Content", an interview with the National Writers Union's Political Issues Committee co-chair Bob Chatelle, from Boston. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino last month ordered all city computers installed with CyberPatrol, the leading Web censorware product. The order applies to public schools, public libraries and city departments. The show airs from 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County.

Chatelle is Co-Chair of the Political Issues Committee for the National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981 AFL-CIO), a labor union representing 4,500 freelance writers nationwide and one of America's largest writers organizations. He has served as Chair or Co-Chair since early 1992. His fiction has appeared in literary journals -- such as ambergris, River City, and Amethyst. Some of his non-fiction has appeared in PeaceWork, the NCFE Bulletin, American Writer, Rock Out Censorship, The Boston Tab, The Guide (where he is a regular columnist, along with his partner, Jim D'Entremont) and the Political Issues Committee Newsletter of the National Writers Union. He has also published extensively on his web site, one of the many sites blocked by CyberPatrol.

Bob is also a founding member of the Boston Coalition for Freedom of Expression (1990), the informal New England affiliate of the National Campaign for Freedom of Expression.

KUCI is in the second week of its annual pledge drive. Last week Subversity listeners Donald B (of KUCI's late, lamented Freedom of Voice fame) and Eddie made significant pledges to KUCI. Listeners are urged to support public programming in Orange County by calling the station at (714) 824-KUCI. That is also the number to call to chat with today's guest.

Past shows (including a few on Vox audio) are on the Web: For more information, send e-mail to or call show host Dan Tsang at (714) 824-4978.