Skip to comments.Armstrong & Getty absent from Sacramento live radio amid controversy over Muslims
Posted on 09/26/2012 8:03:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Popular talk radio show hosts Armstrong & Getty were absent from Clear Channel's live programming Tuesday amid controversy around one of the hosts' on-air comments about Muslims.
KSTE (650 AM) aired a previously recorded "Best Of" morning show on Tuesday instead of its regularly scheduled live program featuring Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty. Officials for the Sacramento station and its owner, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, offered no explanation for the change, sparking questions and heated comments among fans on the show's Facebook page.
During an on-air discussion Monday, Armstrong criticized the United States for what he characterized as apologizing for a crude YouTube video that mocked the Prophet Muhammad and sparked anti-U.S. uprisings around the globe. He urged listeners to make their own "anti-Muhammad ads" and post them to Al-Jazeera, the Arabic news network. "We need to bombard them with ads until they grow up," he said.
Armstrong did not return a phone message from The Bee on Tuesday, and Clear Channel spokesman Dave Milner said, "We do not have any information at this time" about the hosts and their future at KSTE.
The program, which airs weekday mornings, features the hosts taking calls from the public and offering social commentary and humorous anecdotes about everything from celebrity sex to politics.
The show's fans spoke out on Armstrong & Getty's Facebook page Tuesday, questioning why they were absent from the live broadcast and accusing the channel of censorship...
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This is my go to daily show. I made donations to their charities. They are standing up to our threats. Keep them on the air.
I’m for immersing the Clear Channel honcho himself in a drum of urine until he grows up.
How does this sort of cowering square with the national anti-bullying program?
He’d probably like it.
Nail them to the wall!
Arm-Get is getting the shaft!
KFBK is a sister station of KSTE.
Whoa. That is a HUGELY popular program. Must watch developments on this one.
Thank you for adding that information to the thread.
I can totally buy that that’s why Comcast banned “Dancing in the Streets.” And that’s not inconsistent with anything I found on Wikipedia.
Well, they’re back on the air sorta without explanation (we can’t talk about it), so my column is outdated, but here it is anyway: http://www.americanclarion.com/12788/2012/09/27/sacramento-radio-hosts-censored-anti-muslim-speech/