I haven't posted here in a very long time, but have a need now. Plus, I couldn't get Search to work so I don't know if this has been discussed.
The major local radio station here (WHAS840 in Louisville, Kentucky) has been airing commercials for the International Star Registry which offers to "name a star" for you. For a price, of course.
Without going into details, it's a scam, though when I called their offices (they didn't answer my email) I got some weaseling that may be sufficient to protect them from lawsuits. I talked to a supervisor; their VP of Operations wasn't available and his schedule is unpredictable because he "works for other companies, too," so I have to take my chances on calling back.
Anyway, I have emailed the radio station and their parent company (ClearChannel Communications) along with the talk show host during whose program the commercials aired. I got a response from the host saying that she has no say over commercials but she'd forward the email to management. No response from anyone else.
I've also lodged complaints with the Better Business Bureau (this company is listed) and the FCC.
It seems a straightforward thing to me: Only the IAU names celestial objects yet ISR claims to do it for a price. So I want the commercials pulled.
Any thoughts or suggestions? Has anyone dealt with them before?
Note: When I called and spoke with a supervisor, she insisted that the naming is only a "Novelty Gift." She had no real response when I asked her why neither the website nor the commercials say that.