“Theologians have a much different perspective on talk radio than programmers in our industry.” That’s Tom Tradup, VP of News and Talk Programming at SRN. He says “What the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission considers ‘hurtful language’ on the Trayvon Martin case would be just a free and open exchange of ideas and opinions on talk radio.” Tradup (“TRADD-up”) turns to the second reprimand by the church body – he says nothing on Dr. Land’s radio show or website “rose anywhere near the level of ‘plagiarism’ as defined by our [talk radio] industry.” Tradup acknowledges that a religious denomination might have different sensitivities than a GM at a talk radio station or a syndicator. Nonetheless, he says “we respect the Commission’s decision, and thus Saturday (June 2) was the final edition of Richard Land Live! On SRN.”UPDATE: More here.
Monday, June 04, 2012
Salem has several Jeebus gasbags, though with Richard Land's forced departure, it will need a replacement. According to this note by Tom Taylor of Radio-Info, Salem has laxer standards than even the Southern Baptists:
Posted by Steve J. at 2:15 PM