Country radio station BLOCKS hosted the broadcasting of an interview with Pete Buttigieg, where the contender in 2020 & # 39; reach conservative communities & # 39; discussed
- Country radio station blocked interview with Democratic candidate to the sky
- & # 39; My employer decided I could not broadcast it & # 39 ;, tweettte radio program host Blair Garner
- Garner said he was flattered when Buttigieg contacted for an interview
- A Cumulus Media spokesperson claims interview not broadcast because of FCC & # 39; s Equal Time Rule
A national radio station has blocked an interview with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to go to the air.
Host of the country music program & # 39; The Blair Garner Show & # 39; Blair Garner recorded an interview with Buttigieg last week, after being approached by the staff of the candidate.
But he was informed by his employer, Cumulus Media, that it could not go on the air.
& # 39; My employer decided I could not broadcast it – but I did get permission to place it on my personal Soundcloud, & # 39; tweeted Garner.
A national radio station has blocked an interview with Blair Garner (left) with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (center) to go to the air
After the show, Garner stated that it is neither political nor ambitious.
Nevertheless, he remained under the impression that Buttigieg had approached him for a place in his program.
& # 39; I was amazed when we were approached by the Mayor Pete team that asked for an interview. Absolutely bewildered, he wrote on Facebook.
& # 39; Because Country music tends in a conservative direction, I was surprised. But more than surprised, I was EXTREMELY flattered.
& # 39; One of the few truly viable candidates in the race raised his hand and asked for a seat at the table. I was willing to give him that chair. & # 39;
During the interview, Buttigieg spoke about meeting country music stars Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw before he said he wanted to reach out to conservative communities.
During the interview, Buttigieg (photo) spoke about meeting country music stars Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw before he said he wanted to reach out to conservative communities
& # 39; I think our base is more conservative, & # 39; Garner admitted.
& # 39; The fact that, from the Democratic ticket, you are the only candidate to hand out and say: & # 39; Can I please in your show? & # 39; That you reach our listeners – I think we should all embrace that and appreciate it. & # 39;
In a statement on Sunday, a spokesperson for Cumulus Media said Huffington Post the interview had to be aborted due to the FCC rules to give each party equal air time.
& # 39; The decision was made by local programming management based solely on concerns about the application of the FCC & # 39; s Equal Time Rule.
& # 39; The effects of the FCC & # 39; s Equal Time Rule are generally understood and considered when such problems occur. & # 39;
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