"Heavy Metal" music was thought
to be inconsistent with the
school's Franciscan tradition.
The campus radio was also airing
live "shout-outs" (or listener
requests to dedicate a song to a
friend). Albany police were afraid
that gang members were using
the program to exchange messages,
and that they "glorified and
propagated gang activity."
The station's new policy is to screen
the shout-outs by taping
and reviewing them before airing
them. According to the Director
of Campus Programs, "Anything that
contains questionable phrases
[there is considerable latitude
there for interpretation by
authorities] isn't played."