Groups Protest Summer Jam Sponsor

Approximately 35 anti-war activists protested outside the San Francisco office of Clear Channel Communications August 9th and asked that its KMEL-FM radio station remove the U.S. Navy as a sponsor from the annual Summer Jam.

The concert at Mountain View, Calif.’s Shoreline Amphitheatre August 21st is to feature Talib Kweli, Ying Yang Twinz, Jodeci and others.

The activists claim the Navy is using hip-hop to promote the military to young people of color.

Clear Channel Communications spokeswoman Gabby Medecki reportedly said the decisions were made locally, and the U.S. Navy has been a sponsor of the event for at least 10 of the last 19 years.