WKMX/Dothan Hosts Prevent Protest At Fallen Local Marine's Funeral
November 7, 2011 at 10:41 AM (PT)
On OCTOBER 24th, MARINE LANCE CPL JASON BARFIELD of DOTHAN, AL, died while serving in AFGHANISTAN. When MAGIC Top 40 WKMX (106.7 KMX)/DOTHAN learned that the WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH was planning to protest at the funeral of the fallen 22-year-old, they reached out to the church and offered them one hour of airtime if they would agree to cancel their protest.
FRIDAY (10/4) at 7:15, PD/morning host BILLY SEXAUER and his co-host JULIE held up their end of the deal and, as promised, services were held at ASHFORD HIGH the next day without incident -- or WESTBORO protesters. Listeners who reached out to the station's FACEBOOK page had plenty to say on the subject -- pro and con.