I’ve been a fan of B.AC.A.: Bikers Against Child Abuse for a few years now. You can find links to them and videos to the right and on my first post of this blog. They are a wonderful organization dedicated to supporting child abuse victims in ways that range from compassionate encouragement to escorting the victim to court to face the accused. A video by their founder showing them in action is below.
Not too long ago, I was directed by a B.A.C.A. member to a site called B.A.C.A. Nation. It’s a B.AC.A. affiliated site that features Podcast as well as the B.A.C.A. Nation TV, which shows the guys in the studio doing their show.
The DJ’s (Affectionately referred to as The Four Horsemen) are:
And their producer:
Yes, they really are bikers, and if you think they look scary behind a mic, let them find out you’ve hurt a kid!
I’ve listened to the show a few times (Live Sunday’s from 7:00pm to 10:00pm Central Time). It’s interesting, to say that least, especially the chat going on by members on the B.A.C.A. Nation TV page. Not always for the little ones, but the kids B.A.C.A. has taken under their wing are more than welcome to write in any time and ask questions, make a statement, or make requests for music being played. In fact, these guys consider the B.A.C.A. Nation show to belong to “their” children as much as to the DJ’s, themselves.
The show is mingled with music and some lively banter about B.A.C.A. events as well as kidding around or ranting about current events. On every show that I have seen, there is also something about child abuse awareness and prevention, an expression of disgust in people who hurt kids, a mention of child abuse in the news…
It’s not your ordinary radio broadcast. It’s a show designed around the B.A.C.A. activism against child abuse, and I tear up every time I see these working class, hard core, badass bikers get steamed about people hurting innocent children.
Their function is to get people interested in the show by giving them what they want in a rockin’ radio show, and while they have them there enjoying themselves – and take it from me, it’s a pleasure listening to a show that ends far too soon – they mix in conversations about child abuse: the issues surrounding it, the ways to tackle it, how to help children you love, and how B.A.C.A. continues to give victims hope and put abusers in their place.
Say what you want about a “bunch of hardcore, tatooed, rough and foul mouthed bikers.” When it comes to supporting people who claim to abhor crimes against children, I prefer to go to those who are actually doing something to make a difference … And it just so happens to be a bunch of hardcore, tatooed, rough and foul mouthed bikers*!
B.A.C.A. Nation? You guys ROCK!!!
*They bleep out the bad words ;)