Fred Grandy, the former "Love Boat" star who served several terms in Congress before landing a gig as a radio host, resigned from his show this week after he was pressured to stop talking so much about radical Islam, his wife, Catherine, told FoxNews.com.Not mentioned here is that WMAL may be ABC-owned. Regardless, this radio station is clearly one allegedly "conservative" company that nobody with common sense needs to do any business with. I hope that FOX will consider hiring the former "Gopher" instead, but most importantly, that they'll know better than to pull the same tactics as WMAL's done.
Catherine Mann-Grandy, who spoke with FoxNews.com extensively about the details of their split with WMAL management, confirmed that the couple's critical commentary on radical Islam was the driving factor behind Grandy's resignation.
"You're not allowed to talk about what's happening in your country," she said. [...]
WMAL, which carries several programs featuring conservative pundits, dumped host Michael Graham several years ago following comments he made about Islam and a subsequent campaign against the station's advertisers by CAIR.
James Lafferty, chariman of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force, accused WMAL of becoming "the first Shariah-compliant radio station in America."
Saturday, March 05, 2011
FRED GRANDY AND WIFE OUSTED FROM RADIO STATION FOR DISCUSSING ROP
Some people may recall former actor Fred Grandy from The Love Boat fame, who later became a Republican Congressman and radio host. Now, both he and his wife have had to leave WMAL radio because - you guessed it - potential censorship of any discussion of Islam:
Posted by Avi Green at 3:27 PM