I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, but ever since our local hard-right political activists, such as Russ Steele, George Rebane and Todd Juvinall, expressed their disdain at a petition stating that Rush Limbaugh “needs to be removed from KNCO,” the number of signatures has exploded to more than 600 as of this morning.
“Support the women in both our community and globally. This is not about conservative radio. Mr Limbaugh crossed a line and his show needs to be removed from KNCO. If you agree, please sign this petition. Thank you.”
Russ belittled the signatures, but make no mistake about it: It is being signed by prominent citizens, ranging from well-known doctors, to nonprofit presidents, to business owners.
I listened to the KNCO forum yesterday and have been following the posts on KNCO’s Facebook page. It was interesting to note the large number of business owners who routinely told KNCO they did not want their ads to run during Rush’s programming. It was telling. Some spoke out in the forum.
“Many KNCO advertisers ask not to run during Rush’s three hours, so that would free up air time for the staff to sell prime time, which could actually increase revenue,” one person knowledgeable about KNCO wrote.
“I love our lefty wackos. I am taking note to the people who are opposed to free speech,” Steele snapped back on KNCO’s Facebook page in a bullying tone. “They are on my list.”
“BTW, RS, nobody cares about your list!” one wrote.
A link to KNCO’s Facebook page is here. You can read all 60 comments, and find a link to the petition, with more than 600 signatures, under the post “We hear you!”
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