Posted by rflacks on:
Elizabeth Robinson and I were on the radio
on December 22 to recall the strange fact that Sean Hannity started his
broadcast career at KCSB in 1989. We listened to and talked about his very
controversial (understatement) show about gays and AIDS and reflect on the
circumstances of his removal from the air....
(streaming at www.kcsb.org)
Sean Hannity has often credited KCSB with
launching his media career when the station management removed him from the air
in 1989 for making “multiple discriminatory statements based on sexual
orientation” on his weekly KCSB radio show in “violation of the University of
California Nondiscriminatory policy.”
Hannity has always denied that he was homophobic.
This coming Thursday, December 22nd, from 10am-12noon, tune in to
KCSB’s retrospective program “50 Years of People Powered Radio,” which pulls
from the station’s rich audio archive, to hear the material which led up to
Hannity’s removal, as well as recollections and commentary from Prof. Richard
Flacks and Elizabeth Robinson.