Big Island station cancels Rush Limbaugh show

Published: Mar. 5, 2012 at 6:35 PM HST
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HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A Big Island radio station is no longer airing the Rush Limbaugh show after he called a law student a "slut" for her testimony in support of birth control coverage in her college health plan.

KPUA AM 670 in Hilo canceled the show Monday as advertisers nationwide such as AOL And Tax Resolution Services Co. abandoned the three-hour program.

New West Broadcasting President and General Manager Chris Leonard says the decision was made over the weekend. He says if 1 of the station's disc jockeys had made such comments, that person would have been fired and he didn't want to hold a syndicated program to a different standard.

He says Limbaugh's comments "crossed a line of decency" and that he's not considering bringing the show back in the future.

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