Salem Invites Obama To Host Talk Show
October 22, 2009 at 4:39 PM (PT)
In light of the controversy in which the OBAMA administration has gone on the offensive against FOX NEWS CHANNEL and declared the network not to be a news organization, SALEM RADIO NETWORK VP/News and Talk Programming TOM TRADUP has sent an invitation to President OBAMA to appear as a guest-host on any of SALEM’s syndicated talk shows.
TRADUP’s letter to WHITE HOUSE Press Secretary ROBERT GIBBS expressed surprise at the President’s characterization of FOX NEWS as "basically... talk radio" in an interview on NBC's "TODAY SHOW" and asked that "talk radio not be given the standard broad-brush treatment by the Administration. The President may not fully grasp the compelling nature of talk radio and why is has become the undisputed #1 format in American radio. To that end, I would like to offer this open invitation for President OBAMA to guest-host any of our SALEM RADIO NETWORK nationally.... the President is welcome to guest host any of our three hour programs... no Teleprompters, no staff to hand him papers. Just interacting with the American people in live, unrehearsed conversation as local and national talk radio hosts do each day across AMERICA.
"We anticipate the President will welcome this opportunity to make history by actually hosting a national radio show (vs. a brief “guest” stint with softball questions from friendly hosts and heavily screened callers. This, truly, will be 'change we can believe in.'"