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KPUA Hilo & WBEC Pittsfield Drop Rush Limbaugh

Update 8:20pm: And then there were two. Vox Radio Group’s 1420 WBEC Pittsfield, MA has dropped Limbaugh as well. WBEC GM Peter Barry told New England Public Radio, “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.” Original Report 5:11pm: As the advertiser backlash from Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke continues, we have the first affiliate to drop his show: New West Broadcasting’s 670 KPUA Hilo, HI. The following statement was made by Chris Leonard, President and General Manager of New West: “We have always encouraged spirited discussion about national and local issues on KPUA and from time to time those discussions may be deemed by ...[Read More]