(ATLANTA - March 27, 2014)
The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans announced today a statewide radio campaign for 2014 featuring 60 second radio commercials. Each of the commercials highlights a different event or prominent person of the War for Southern Independence from the year 1864 as part of the ongoing Sesquicentennial commemoration of the War; and all of them tell the story from the Southern view, focusing on an accurate historical portrayal of events of the time instead of the recent historical revisionism currently portrayed by so much of the news and entertainment industries today.
Division officials revealed today that the spots are running on a variety of radio stations across Georgia which blanket approximately 90 percent of the state geographically. The predominant genres of the stations selected for inclusion in the first quarter buy are country music and conservative talk radio. The Georgia Division has already earmarked funds for continuing the statewide radio campaign throughout the 2014 calendar year.
Exactly 150 years ago, Georgia was one of the primary focuses of the War during Sherman's infamous "March to the Sea." Many of the radio commercials produced for this radio campaign feature the heroic stand of Southern soldiers defending Atlanta and the rest of Georgia, as well as stories of such well-known events as Andersonville's POW camp. The historical segments are sure to be controversial to some as they provide historical facts which have been intentionally obfuscated in recent years. Additionally, the war crimes of William Tecumseh Sherman's army are brought to light, reminding native Georgians and newcomers alike of the atrocities committed by federal troops as they invaded Georgia, committing rape, murder, and pillage among the civilian population.
The first eleven commercials of this statewide campaign are available for listening or download HERE