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Radio Hosts Transform Billboard Hate Crime Into Art

Earlier this month, we told you about a second act of vandalism targeted at a mid-city billboard advertising Internet radio show The Craig & Robbie Hour. This weekend, we can happily report that a unique fix devised by Craig Olsen now covers over the previous paint splatter defacement.

The above design was commissioned by Olsen from local graffiti artist Jamie Ochoa. “I wanted to turn this [gay] hate crime into a positive message for the community,” Olsen tells FishbowlLA. “I have owned and operated my own interior design showroom in this community for the past 16 years and I also live in Hancock Park.”

Olsen and co-host Robbie Laughlin, of E! News fame, have been best friends for more than two decades. Their one-year-old Thursday 5 p.m. program generally highlights the latest endeavors of their numerous entertainment industry pals.

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Gay Radio Show Billboard Vandalized a Second Time

A mid-city billboard for The Craig & Robbie Hour, a gay-themed talk show broadcast online every Thursday at 5 p.m., has been defaced for a second time.

Per a report by LA Weekly’s tireless crime tracker Dennis Romero, the incidents occurred within the space of a few months. The show’s broadcaster also allegedly has an idea of who might be responsible for the vandalism:

The same thing happened – the billboard was painted over – several months ago, says Global Voice Broadcasting (GVB). The company says the matter has been reported to the LAPD.

The billboard is at Beverly Boulevard and Formosa Avenue, near Hollywood. The broadcaster has a theory about who’s behind this, but it’s one that unsubstantiated and, thus, one we can’t repeat.

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