Cal Poly radio station hosts offer genital photos in fundraiser
May 28, 2014
By KAREN VELIE
Two California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo students, hosts on the university’s KCPR-FM radio station, offered photos of their genitals and rectums during the station’s April fundraiser.
Logan Cooper and Sean Martinez host KCPR’s sex talk show, “Getting It In,” which has featured topics such as how to ask for oral sex and ways to experiment with the same sex. During the fundraiser, the pair asked supporters to make $20 cash donations. In return, the pair would post the photos online on Snapchat.
“For only $20 dollars you can have a week of sexy Snapchats featuring the hosts of ‘Getting It In,’ ” the fundraising announcement on Facebook said. “If you have ever been curious about which one of us has a birthmark on our penis or which one of us has a tighter butt hole, this is your chance to find out.”
The pair insisted on cash payments.
“Assemble $20 dollars of CASH ONLY (checks, gift cards or pre-paid credit cards will be shredded justly and promptly.),” the announcement read.
CalCoastNews contacted the offices of Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong and university Provost Kathleen Enz Finken. Both offices promised responses from the officials. But later, both offices referred questions to the university’s media relations Director Matt Lazier.
“This fundraiser activity was organized and carried out without authorization from faculty and staff in the department,” Lazier said adding that most of CCN’s questions would not be answered. “As well, university administration is investigating the matter to determine if any student conduct violations may have occurred.”
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Doug Epperson was not available to comment about the radio station, part of the university’s journalism department.
Richard Gearhart, the faculty member in charge of the station, declined to comment beyond saying that he had been directed not to speak.
Mary Glick, chair of the journalism department, said initially that she had started an investigation and that she had no idea how much money was raise, but declined further comment.
The college had been warned about the possibility of problems with the station several months ago. Department Coordinator Tess Serna said she informed Dean Epperson that the station had gone rogue and asked that her name be taken off of the station’s Federal Communication Commission license.
“I met with the dean in January and said they were not being supervised and something bad could happen,” Serna said.
The students could not be reached and their show was taken out of the station’s lineup.