Cal Poly officials are investigating an incident involving the official university radio station KCPR after student hosts on its sex talk show offered to send pictures of their genitals and “butthole”s as part of a radio station fundraiser.
Ethnic studies junior Logan Cooper and history junior Sean Martinez, hosts of the Saturday night show “Getting It In,” posted the offer on the show’s Facebook page in late April.
“For only $20 dollars, you can have a week of sexy snapchats featuring the hosts of Getting It In! If you’ve ever been curious if which one of us has a birthmark on our penis or which one of us has a tighter butthole, this is your chance to find out!”
Cooper and Martinez could not be reached for comment Wednesday, and KCPR station general manager Tyler Deitz, a liberal arts and engineering studies student, declined to comment.
The donations were part of a radio station fundraiser and were only accepted in cash, according to the sign-up sheet.
The Google Form that hosted the sign-up sheet is now closed, and the Facebook posts have been taken down.
Cal Coast News, which is managed by Cal Poly journalism professor Bill Loving, broke news of the incident in a post online Wednesday.
Mary Glick, the chair of the Cal Poly Journalism Department, which oversees KCPR, told Mustang News she started an investigation into the radio hosts’ actions and was looking at the long-term structure of KCPR, but declined further comment.
“We’re just trying to understand what happened,” Glick said.
In a written statement, university spokesperson Matt Lazier said the journalism department became aware of the “questionable fundraiser for the station” this past week.
“This fundraiser activity was organized and carried out without authorization from faculty and staff in the department,” Lazier said. “Journalism Department and College of Liberal Arts administrators are investigating the matter to learn the full extent of the facts and determine whether administrative and/or programmatic changes should be made to the KCPR operation. As well, university administration is investigating the matter to determine if any student conduct violations may have occurred.”
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