Friday, March 09, 2012

LDS Radio station stands behind Limbaugh

Excerpts of "LDS Church-Owned Radio Station Stands By Rush Limbaugh" by Joanna Brooks, Religious Dispatches
No other religiously-owned or affiliated radio network in the country airs Rush Limbaugh—except the LDS-owned Bonneville International.
More than forty advertisers and two radio stations have dumped Rush Limbaugh since he went on the offensive against Sandra Fluke, calling the Georgetown student a "slut" and "prostitute" for her advocacy of insurance coverage for contraceptive medications. But not KTTH 770 AM in Seattle, Washington; a station owned and operated by Bonneville Communications, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In October 2010, LDS/Bonneville-owned KSL radio in Salt Lake City dumped political commentator Sean Hannity, a move some viewed as an effort to align programming with a recently adopted corporate mission.