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Australia: CoS radio announcement for New Year

David Gerard, Wed 11 Mar 1998

From: (David Gerard)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Australia: CoS radio announcement for New Year
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 09:02:37 GMT
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The Melbourne CoS was sending these out to radio stations here.

Radio and television stations in Australia are obliged to spend a certain
amount of airtime on community announcements; these are usually religious
advertisements broadcast late at night or other non-peak times. The
religious ads are generally content-free feel-good spots, with the name of
the particular organisation at the end. (The Christian Television
Association churns these out by the zillion.)

So the CoS decided to take an opportunity for possible feel-good
positioning, to bring in the New Year: a statement of good will and a name
check for LRH.

(Can someone ex-CoS tell us what stat this is, and any other relevant
information or HCOPLs?)

This was sent to a public (a non-commercial non-profit, as opposed to a
commercial or government) station in Melbourne, for them to read out if
they wished. This did not occur. (The station in question is well-stocked
with Xemu leaflets.)

The letter is on letterhead (green on white :-) and was written on computer
and printed on letter-quality dot-matrix. It appears to be the same printer
they used for their reply article to 'Revolt In The Stars' (the student
newspaper article I wrote about them in 1995); no doubt still using the
same DOS system with 5 1/4" disks even.

[S-double-delta    CHURCH OF
     logo]         S C I E N T O L O G Y
                   OF MELBOURNE DAY
                   42-44 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
                   Ph: (03) 9654 8655   Fax: (03) 9654 2358

Community Service Announcer                       29/12/97

Dear Community Service Announcer,

Would you kindly run the following announcement when
there is an available time slot:

Ready or not, 1998 is upon us. For some, it will bring
happiness and success, but others will be less fortunate.
Do we have any choice in the matter?

The philosopher and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard wrote:
"some conceive they are in the toils of fate. But others,
having achieved insight, know that this is not so."

Our wish for you is that YOU will make all your dreams
for yourself and your loved ones come true in 1998.

This message is brought to you by the Church of Scientology.

                READING TIME: 30 SECONDS

                                   Yours sincerely

                                     [signed Mary Anderson]
                                   Reverend Mary Anderson
                                   Director of Public Affairs

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