Radio One ButtonRadio One is being sued in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia-Atlanta Division over what the plaintiff calls unsolicited text messages sent to his phone. The suit, filed by Wayne H. Norman against Radio One Atlanta, LLC d/b/a WHTA (HOT 107.9 FM)/Atlanta, alleges that Radio One has “sent out millions, if not billions of unlawful text messages” in violation of the Telephone Consumers Protection Act of 1991.

radio-moneyHe claims that he was at an event sponsored by HOT 107.9 and was told by a representative to text the word “HOT” to a number to enter a contest but that further texts, 91 in all, were sent to his phone without his consent; he alleges that the FCC requires “prior express written consent” for all automated telemarketing calls to cell phones, including text messages.  Norman is seeking treble damages of up to $1,500 per text violation which could total north of $136,000.00.  Is Mr. Norman the sole entity filing this type of suit?? Film at eleven……!