Rush Limbaugh Show Pulled From Hawaii’s Big Island Radio Waves

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Radio host Rush Limbaugh (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Radio host Rush Limbaugh (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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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 one 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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