Well, it seems Clear Channel is on a real quest to distance themselves from their notoriety as Evil Corporate Bully Boy Pants by embracing the um, community. I noticed tonight the subway exit on the R/W 8th Street stop now features a big ol' ad for their Pixies/Interpol/LCD Sound System show this summer because, hey, that's where the East Village begins (and they probably wouldn't be zoned to put it on the side of the St. Mark's Hotel.) It's just like all those Von Lmo fliers that used to be pasted along the wall behind what's now Starbucks in St. Mark's. In other smoothing actions of the evil CC monicker, WFMU ticket winners for Irving Plaza shows now get their names reported to someone with an "@rondelsenerpresents.com" email address, even though six months ago that same person was "@clearchannel.com". Though the unhip shows still go to the Clear Channel email. But hey, at least someone's getting something good out of that situation, i.e. eight of you got to see Gang of Four last week. But, no amount of good in the world can undo the utter evil of the fact that Clear Channel has set up a faux pirate radio station in Ohio, and are EVEN TAKING PLEDGES FOR SUPPORT. Radio Free Ohio (whose site is down as of today, but some text has been mirrored thanks to the sharp-eyed eagles at Stay Free) has made a point to declare its overthrow of the corporate ogre, even bashing Clear Channel itself and bleeding its signal onto other CC stations to crow that the revolution is coming. WOXY outed them on their message board, with someone pointing out how the IP address for Radio Free Ohio points to CC. Needless to say, Radio Free Ohio's message board is hopping more than ours on a particularly hot topic day. Raad Man, could you get over there are slap those dudes into shape?