You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Pittsfield radio station drops Rush Limbaugh show

Rush Limbaugh

AP File/2009

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

Pittsfield radio station 1420 AM WBEC said it has dropped Rush Limbaugh’s radio program from its lineup.

On his syndicated radio show, Limbaugh called a Georgetown University law student named Sandra Fluke a “slut” after she gave testimony to congressional Democrats in support of their national health care policy. That policy would compel her Jesuit university’s health plan to cover her birth control.

Continue reading below

In a statement, WBEC said, “Due to the inappropriate remarks made by Rush Limbaugh, regarding Sandra Fluke, the management of AM-1420 has made the decision to remove the Rush Limbaugh Show from the programming line-up, effective March 5th.”

The statement described Limbaugh’s remarks as “defamatory and disparaging” and added that they violated the station’s standards.

The remarks have “left us no choice but to remove him from our airwaves,” the station said.

Continue reading it below

Limbaugh’s remarks provoked a storm of controversy, and Limbaugh has since apologized.

But on Monday, AOL and Tax Resolution Services Co. became the eighth and ninth advertisers to leave Limbaugh’s three-hour show, the Associated Press reported.

Chris Reidy can be reached at
Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of