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First station dumps Limbaugh! KPUA-Hilo
03-05-2012, 03:20 PM
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First station dumps Limbaugh! KPUA-Hilo
We have always encouraged spirited discussion about national and local issues on KPUA and from time to time those discussions may be deemed by some to be objectionable. We are strong believers in the first amendment and have recognized Mr. Limbaugh's right to express opinions that often times differ from our own, but it has never been our goal to allow our station to be used for personal attacks and intolerance. The most recent incident has crossed a line of decency and a standard that we expect of programming on KPUA whether it is locally produced or a syndicated program like the Rush Limbaugh show.

While much of the national debate regarding this issue is now being framed in political terms, the decision for us is one of decency and responsibility. Regardless of one's political views on the issue being discussed, we feel the delivery was degrading and the continued comments over several days to be egregious. As a result, we are discontinuing the Rush Limbaugh program on KPUA effective immediately.”

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03-05-2012, 03:24 PM
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woohoo! Let's get the party started. This country may begin the return to sanity once Limbaugh is off the air.

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03-05-2012, 03:30 PM
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Wow! Good for them! I hope more stations follow suit! Nanner

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03-05-2012, 03:33 PM
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Excellent. I hope more do this.

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03-05-2012, 03:47 PM
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That is awesome. I was wondering if ANY radio stations would finally drop Limbaugh. Yay for KPUA-Hilo!
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03-05-2012, 03:53 PM
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Beware the ides of March Rush, the empire is crumbling.

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03-05-2012, 09:19 PM
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(03-05-2012 03:53 PM)Robconoclast Wrote:  Beware the ides of March Rush, the empire is crumbling.

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03-05-2012, 05:06 PM
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This is excellent news!
It's the right thing to do... even for the right.

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03-05-2012, 07:06 PM
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UPDATE: Another radio station in Pittsfield, Massachusetts– 96.9 FM, WBEC– also says it is dropping the Rush Limbaugh show.

WBEC’s General Manager Peter Barry says his station hadn’t yet lost any advertisers as a result of Rush’s comments, and no more than a handful of callers had voiced complaints. But he says over the years he and station staff have grown increasingly uncomfortable with Limbaugh’s rhetoric.

“The nature of Rush’s programming has always presented challenges for us and he’s always pushed the envelope. But this time he’s taken it too far.”

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03-05-2012, 09:03 PM
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Third station drops Rush!
WBAL in Baltimore announced they were dropping his show!

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03-05-2012, 09:28 PM
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(03-05-2012 09:03 PM)Born_A_Truman Wrote:  WBAL in Baltimore announced they were dropping his show!

Nice. Let's hope this continues.

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03-05-2012, 09:41 PM
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I read about WBAL on Twitter. No link. But searching I found an article that WBAL dumped him in '06, so I think the Tweet was mistaken about it happening today.

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03-05-2012, 09:49 PM
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You have to think about it.....if twitter could orchestrate the Arab Spring taking Limbaugh's job ought to be a piece of cake. Wink

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03-05-2012, 11:53 PM
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The dominos are falling, finally! Nanner
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03-06-2012, 05:51 AM
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Considering that Quicken Loans and Cleveland Cavaliers (they play at the Quicken Loans Arena) have dropped advertising on his show I wonder how long it will be before the local Clear Channel Station that carries the Cavs and Rush can hang in with him.

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03-06-2012, 07:41 AM
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So far this is nothing - if pressure isn't kept up he will easily survive this.

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