Radio Station Cancels Limbaugh’s Show

On a day when the number of companies fleeing from Rush Limbaugh has snowballed, the conservative talk radio personality’s program is being immediately discontinued by a Hawaii-based station.  Chris Leonard, the President and General Manager of New West Broadcasting, announced today that Limbaugh’s program will no longer be broadcast on KPUA AM 670 in Hilo, HI. 

In a written statement, Leonard said that Limbaugh’s disparaging remarks about Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law student who testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, “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.” 

KPUA is reportedly the first station to cancel Limbaugh’s program in the wake of his controversial comments.  


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