Candidate Pulls Show Off KLBB After Equal Time Request From Opponent
September 7, 2012 at 3:20 PM (PT)
ENDURANCE BROADCASTING, LLC Adult Standards KLBB-A/STILLWATER, MN weekend host KARIN HOUSLEY has taken her show off the station while she runs for the MINNESOTA State Senate. The STILLWATER GAZETTE reports that HOUSLEY, the Republican candidate for the District 39 seat, voluntarily pulled the show when her Democratic-Farmer-Labor opponent, JULIE BUNN, requested equal time on the station.
Station Manager DAN SMITH told the GAZETTE, “We, as a broadcast station, did not want dueling political parties on our station and we came to a mutual agreement with Ms. HOUSLEY to remove her show.... We’ve had a lot of questions about whether she was forced out or backed out but depending on how you read the letter, Ms. BUNN did give us an ultimatum to provide equal air time or remove the show." BUNN has been given an hour on SATURDAY as equal time, but HOUSLEY said that she offered to leave to prevent KLBB from being forced to offer the equal time.