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Ask Maui Businesses Not to Support Rush Limbaugh

Politely ask them not to advertise on his radio show.

March 22, 2012
Sally Raisbeck · Wailuku , The Maui Weekly

Rush Limbaugh has lost a lot of advertisers since spending three days attacking Sandra Fluke.

Apparently, 90 major corporations have asked his distributor not to schedule their ads on his show. A Big Island station dropped him entirely. Others, including Geico and John Deere, have pulled all their ads.

(You can read about advertiser reaction on the Huffington Post Website.)

For the first time ever, I started to listen to his show on Maui radio station KAOI 1110 AM, from 8 to 11 a.m. daily. I do this in order to identify local businesses that are advertising on the show. I then politely ask them not to advertise on the show. So far only one has refused, saying the business supports Limbaugh.

I have asked Maui County not to schedule paid ads on his show. I don't think taxpayer money should go to support his brand of "journalism," and I don't want to patronize local businesses that support him.

If you want to join me in this effort, you don't have to listen to the show for three hours (that would be intolerable). You can tune in at random times, since every ten minutes there are about four minutes of ads, and note down any local businesses that are advertising. Most give a phone number to call, and you can politely ask them not to advertise on Limbaugh.

I consider this effort an extension of the habit of picking up and disposing of trash on the street, keeping Maui beautiful.



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