Station Owner, WI State Senator Cancels Parade Appearance Due To Death Threat
March 14, 2011 at 4:06 AM (PT)
MOUNTAIN DOG MEDIA owner RANDY HOPPER is one of the Republican State Senators in WISCONSIN who voted to end collective bargaining for state employees in the ongoing controversy over Gov. SCOTT WALKER's budget-cutting, and as a result, like other Republican legislators, HOPPER has been targeted by the unions for a possible recall election.
As a result of the threats, HOPPER decided to pull out of participation in SATURDAY's FOND DU LAC ST. PATRICK'S DAY parade. The FOND DU LAC REPORTER reports that HOPPER was one of 15 State Senators targeted in an e-mailed death threat.
In a statement reported by ABC affiliate WBAY-TV/GREEN BAY, HOPPER said, "I had looked forward to walking the parade route and sharing this celebration with my family, friends, neighbors and constituents, but I, in no way, want to put the citizens of FOND DU LAC in harm's way."
HOPPER's company owns four stations in WISCONSIN, including Talk KFIZ-A and AC WFON-A (K107.1)/FOND DU LAC, Sports WCLB-A (950 THE GAME)/SHEBOYGAN, and Sports WMBE-A (1530 THE GAME)/CHILTON-APPLETON, WI.