WBEC Drops Limbaugh Show

By Larry KratkaBerkshire News Network
Print | Email
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Local radio News/Talk 1420-WBEC in has dropped "The Rush Limbaugh Show" in the wake of Limbaugh's comments on contraception last week.

WBEC is the second radio station in the country to drop Limbaugh, with the first being station KPUA in Hilo, Hawaii. Limbaugh's show ran weekdays from noon to 3.

The news of WBEC and the Hawaii radio station dropping the shock jock's show made national news, including a special report by MSNBC, prompting a number of phone calls in support of the decision to drop Limbaugh. It should be noted that WBEC also received some phone calls complaining about it.

Stations in Boston, Springfield, Worcester and Cape Cod still carry the show, according to Limbaugh's website.

Last week, Limbaugh called a Georgetown University Law student a "slut" and a "prostitute" after she testified before congressional Democrats about women's access to contraception and health insurance.

More than a dozen advertisers have pulled out of the syndidated show, heard by some 13 million, and there's an ongoing Twitter and Facebook assault against sponsors.

Limbaugh, who posted an apology to Sandra Fluke on his website, wrote that his show had been the "best opportunity" for advertisers. "They've decided they don't want you or your business anymore. So be it," he wrote on his site.

Tags: radio,   

22 Comments

iBerkshires.com Text Ads

Pittsfield Pipers Inc.

24 Hour Emergency Service-Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Fully Licensed & Insured Call 413-443-4402

www.iberkshires.com

Bass Water Grill

Berkshire County's Best Kept Secret! Casual Dining At Its Best. Full Liquor License & Keno. 743-1911

www.iberkshires.com

NORTH ADAMS

Spacious 4 bedroom 2.5 bath condo close to MASS MoCA and Main Street.Beautiful features throughout.

www.altonwestall.com

Recent Stories

<MORE>