Five NYC Radio Stations Commit To Keeping Glenn Beck Off The Air
In case you didn’t know, Glenn Beck is currently off the air in New York City’s radio market. Back in January, WOR announced that they were dropping Glenn Beck from their lineup due to his low ratings:
WOR (710 AM), one of the city’s two biggest talk radio stations, said this morning it is dropping Beck’s syndicated show as of Jan. 17 and replacing him with a familiar New York name: Mike Gallagher.
“The reason is ratings,” said WOR program director Scott Lakefield. “Somewhat to our surprise, the show wasn’t getting what we wanted.”
Consequently, Glenn Beck has been off the air in NYC since January 17.
Enter Jewish Funds for Justice…
Following WOR’s announcement, Jewish Funds for Justice launched a campaign to keep Glenn Beck off the air in New York City:
Simon Greer, president and CEO of Jewish Funds for Justice (JFSJ), applauded WOR’s decision to remove Mr. Beck from its programming. WOR is one of the nation’s leading conservative talk radio stations. Following WOR’s decision to remove Glenn Beck, JFSJ is calling on other New York City area radio stations to keep Glenn Beck off the air.
“WOR’s decision to remove Glenn Beck tells me that even conservative listeners are rejecting Mr. Beck’s fear speech, anti-Semitism and Holocaust revisionism,” said Simon Greer, president and CEO of The Jewish Funds for Justice. “This should come as no surprise. For too long, Mr. Beck has been given a large megaphone for his hate mongering. Too often he has crossed the line of decency and blatantly demonized people he disagrees with. We believe that New York City, with its incredible diversity and large Jewish community, is rejecting Beck and we will encourage other radio stations to learn from WOR experience and not pick up his syndicated show.”
Well, great news! Five New York City stations – WLR, WVNJ, WBBR, WVOX and WABC – have already said that they will not air Glenn Beck’s radio show. There are two stations that have not made this commitment yet – WNYM and WMCA. Both are owned by Salem Communications. Jewish Funds for Justice is working on getting commitments from these remaining stations.
If you want to help keep Glenn Beck off the air in New York City, you can find out ways to assist here.