The songs played were by Pansy Division, a gay punk rock group.
The University was sponsoring a fund raising drive at the time.
Student Life personnel changed locks at the station, stated that
their action was in keeping with the results of an FCC inquiry,
and took down the radio station's website. The staff's E-mail
accounts were closed, and evidence exists that these students'
privacy was invaded by having their E-mail read by
administrators.

Protest by students working at the station was vigorous.
There was national outrage as well. It is worth
noting that USC has a strong statement on student academic
freedom. This did not prevent the Student Media Director and the Office for Student Affairs from using the tactics they did.