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Listeners Have Thompson’s Number: Florida anti-obscenity crusader Jack Thompson received more than a dozen allegedly obscene phone calls from irate Bruce Springsteen fans in Los Angeles Thursday after KSLX-FM (97.1) disc jockey Susie Who announced Thompson’s home number on the air. The calls came in response to public remarks made by Thompson on Monday denouncing Springsteen’s decision to grant 2 Live Crew leader Luther Campbell the right to use the melody to his 1984 hit “Born in the U.S.A.” on Campbell’s new single, “Banned in the U.S.A.” After Thompson complained to Los Angeles police, Federal Communications Commission officials and station executives, Who read a statement from general manager Bob Moore asking listeners to stop calling Thompson.


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