I agree that UNM is a bureaucracy, sometimes "faceless." I believe this is its main motivating factor in not renewing the permit and arresting protesters. UNM wants to maintain control of its campus and enforce its authority. It's not sending a message about supporting a socio-economic class over another.
KKOB is clearly partisan and working for the 1% and is well coordinated with other RW stations nationally in its attacks on the OWS protestors. and it has been applying tremendous pressure on local politicians and police. the sports relationship with UNM should end - there is a clear conflict of interest.
if the admin is so concerned about student safety maybe they also need to look over the UNM mission statement and see how it contradicts with the mission of AM LOBOS radio 760 KKOB.
surely the constant racism and sexism from limbaugh and michael savage, and the generally constant global warming denial that comes out of KKOB, is also not good for the students. KKOB's talkers demean OWS protests, protestors, and their goals. it pressured the UNM administration to crack down on protestors. similarly, KKOB is THE local loud voice for union and teacher and immigrant bashing, voter suppression legislation, wall street deregulation, tax breaks for millionaires, and all Republican obstruction to the major reforms we need. IT IS a partisan political radio station and was very important in selling the Iraq attack lies to NM residents.
since it is LOBOS radio the admin expects some students will listen to it so it can't say it's just free speech that students can choose not to listen to. how is the KKOB/UNM contract consistent with the UNM mission statement? or any institution of higher learning? or maybe UNM joined with the station before the political talk began. either way, the relationship should end.
the KKOB station is downtown near the city jail and may be a good place to protest. or maybe a petition should start up.