All day I've been conducting anti-Limbaugh-show-advertising operations in Lansing, MI all targeted on the local Lansing hate speech leader, WJIM-AM (FCC license expires on 10/01/2012).
WJIM-AM is the station that assaults the Lansing area with Limbaugh, Beck and other garbage on the airwaves and claims to be the 'most patriotic' station in the area.
WJIM-AM is the station that aired the Limbaugh radio broadcast atrocity last week involving Sandra Fluke.
Sparrow Hospital, the largest health institution in the entire area, aired their ads on Limbaugh's show today.
I contacted the Sparrow Marketing Department to complain about 4 hours ago and finally got a call back from their PR Department.....more below the fold.
Sparrow spokesperson John Berd told me Sparrow's ads with WJIM-AM were not specifically bought for placement on Limbaugh and were part of a general rotation. He also stated that he thought the radio listeners were 'sophisticated' and would know that Sparrow Hospital did not support Limbaugh's comments.
I explicitly asked whether Sparrow would ask that its ads be excluded from Limbaugh's show on WJIM-AM. Berd said Sparrow Hospital would refuse to do that.
I am disgusted that a local institution like Sparrow Hospital promotes hate speech by buying ads on our local hate speech radio station.
As President Obama stated today, Limbaugh's unretracted, unrepetant comments have no place in public discourse.
Sparrow Hospital's unambiguous comfort with having its WJIM-AM ads aired during the Rush Limbaugh show must be interpreted as support for Rush Limbaugh and his hate speech, and support for what he has done to Sandra Fluke.
I call for further community actions against Sparrow Hospital and Sparrow Health Systems disapproving of their advertising placed on hate radio.
Here is Sparrow contact information; I suggest contact complaining about Sparrow's WJIM-AM ads to CEO Dennis Swan:
Here is some contact for boards and officers and affiliates information:
I think the most effective thing might be for those knowing people on the inside at Sparrow, or affiliated doctors, to contact them and let them know that Sparrow Hospital is standing with Rush Limbaugh.