Three Florida radio stations will air two-minute snippets of speeches made by President Donald Trump every hour until Election Day in 2020.
Gulf Coast Media Inc. (GCM), the owner of Classic Rock 95.9 WRBA-FM, HANK FM 103.5 WKNK, and BOB FM 105.1 WASJ, announced that the snippets of the president’s speeches will air for the next 18 months on all three stations, the Hill reported.
“We ran it by a bunch of listeners and people in the area, and nobody’s upset about it. It’s Republican territory,” said GCM owner Samuel Rogatinsky. “Nobody’s offended by it. It’s not an issue.”
Rogatinsky’s press release added that the segments are meant to “show the community’s sincere appreciation for President Donald Trump’s work in Panama City and Bay County.”
Rogatinsky, who bought the media company in 2018, added that other candidates would receive similar treatment to comply with FCC rules but only if the candidates request the airtime.
The media company owner praised the president for his recent appearance in Panama City, Florida, where Trump promised that federal relief funds for last year’s Hurricane Michael will finally come to the area.
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