Radio Free Pittsburgh

Why an NPR Affiliate Turned Down Planned Parenthood’s Money

by Phyllis Zagano

Planned Parenthood is right up there with the Ku Klux Klan in trying to force its beliefs onto the airwaves of National Public Radio.

About seven years ago, the Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan sued KWMU-FM, the radio station of the University of Missouri (St. Louis). Like the other 859 National Public Radio affiliates, KWMU affords “donors” or “underwriters” 15-second sponsorship “messages.” The station refused to accept an on-air Klan sponsorship message.

Now Planned Parenthood is whining because an NPR affiliate in Pittsburgh, WDUQ-FM, returned $5,000 of sponsorship underwriting.

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion and birth-control provider . . .

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