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News Broadcast November 14, 2003
Announcer This is
Gregory Eldoff, American Public Radio in
Nevada. Something has returned
to this smaller gambling town. An
old technology that brings with it, some new problems.
popular in the 1970’s, citizens band radios, or, ‘CB’S’ have
been used by truck drivers for communication and to stave off the
loneliness that often comes with the ‘long haul’.
SFX Truckers on CB,
noise, audio squelch
Announcer As they approach the freeway crossroads of
Reno, however, truckers now get ready to endure a barrage of abuse and
Mac Daddy Hey,
truck driver. Get out of my town you worthless mound of inbred
name’s Cranky… Cranky The Clown. Say, truck driver, are you
getting sleeeepy? Cranky
wants to give you some f****g energy!
meth-amphetamine drugs to prostitution, truckers find it
difficult to communicate when their designated channel 19 is crowded
locals they call “CB antagonizers”, some of whom pose as truckers
Chuck (Heavy breathing) This is trucker Chuck.
I been hauling livestock, especially piggies with the curly
little tails (Squeal).
caught up with the self-titled “Trucker Chuck” at his singlewide
manufactured home in one of the city’s many trailer parks.
Base station background noise
Announcer Why did you become a CB
I likes piggies.
truckers insist that your broadcasting is an abuse of the public
airwaves, and CB radio is being called the ‘welfare internet’. Isn’t
what you do much like e-mail spam?
never done heard of the innernut. But I like spam with my coffee
(heavy breathing). It’s
made from piggies!
listen in to one of Trucker Chuck’s broadcasts.
I got me a little piggie with a curly little tail named Gertrude.
I let her sit up in the cab with me. Any of you truckers
want to pay me five dollars you can have your way with any of my
piggies... make 'um squeal! But not my Gertrude, she's special.
Announcer Fines as high as ten thousand dollars threatened by the Federal
Communications Commission do not seam to deter the use of illegal
signal boosting amplifiers and fowl language.
name’s Cranky, Cranky The Clown.
Hey trucker, let’s pack your beak with some f****g prison
powder you f**k. I’m
gonna give you some m****r f*****g energy for your long f****g haul.
My name’s Cranky…
seconds dead air.
Announcer During the winter months, truckers must often pull over to
chain-up before ascending the icy and treacherous
on Interstate 80 just east of Reno.
The same chains that did once bind my people… are now being
wrapped around your wheels truck driver…
antagonizers have even reached a limited celebrity status with regular
CB radio shows and
original songs that lock up the trucker channel 19 for long
periods. The FCC could not be reached for comment, though many
truckers have begun to complain that a crack down is necessary.
Lack of funding is often the excuse given.
This is Gregory Eldoff, American Public Radio in Reno,