We get this from Adrian McCoy at the P-G:
That may be the answer right there. If the station manager won't comment on whether it was a stunt, then it was probably a stunt.
A segment that aired during Kevin Miller's show earlier this week has some KDKA-AM (1020) listeners confused. It has prompted a flurry of e-mails and phone calls from people wondering if the talk host is truly being disciplined for his views.
On Wednesday, KDKA executive producer P.J. Kumanchik read a statement from CBS Radio management saying that Miller has demonstrated a pattern of bias against Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, and that in the spirit of fairness, the station would offer Obama three hours of airtime, pre-empting one of Miller's weekday noon to 3 p.m. air shifts.
Miller apologized yesterday for comments he made on-air regarding being censored after the Wednesday segment.
KDKA program director Marshall Adams would not comment on what the station's intent was in airing Wednesday's segment, or whether it was a promotional stunt. [Emphasis added]
Stunt or not, the Kevin Miller story's gotten onto some of the more wingnuttier places in wingnuttia.
Kevin Miller is a conservative commentator on KDKA between 12-3PM. Today at 2PM his manager made an announcement that he was going to force "fairness" and put an Obama campaign spokesman on Kevin's show for the entire 3 hour slot and let him give basically a 3 hour commercial for Obama. This is an outrage. This sounds like the fairness doctrine being force down our throats. KDKA has many liberal shows. I never thought that KDKA would become KGB radio. I suggest that folks go on KDKA.com and search for Kevin's show and e-mail him support against this censorship. I guess the libs think Obama will win and they are beginning to show their true colors.Really? KDKA has "many" liberal shows? Maybe we should ask Fred Honsberger that question, or John Steigerwald, or Marty Griffin. Many?? Note the comparison to the KGB.
The Fairness Doctrine is reinstated today! "CBS radio censors conservative talk host..." Type that in Google and see the results of what fair minded liberals do when they do not agree with conservative talk radio. My guess they started with Mr. Kevin Miller and are going to work their way up the chain. Care to take any bets on how long it will take for them to get to Rush and Sean?Ooo. Miller can't be happy with that. He's the beginning - and they'll be "work(ing) their way up the chain". How far "down the chain" is he?
Where "ssaftler" first comments:
This was known in the bad old days as “The Fairness Doctrine”. Welcome to a “Brave New World”.To which "spacebar" responds:
More like a fledgling Nazi state.Later on, "SECURE AMERICA" posted this:
Welcome to the Socialist Republic of ObamaNation. Coming soon to your neighborhood as the new Brown Shirts round up dissenters and send them off the the re-education camps..Cunningly combining BOTH Nazi AND Soviet references. Good show!
Let's just assume for a minute that it WAS a stunt (and it seems likely), what did it accomplish? I mean, does KDKA enjoy being compared to the KGB and Nazi Germany? Because if it was a stunt, that's what Miller accomplished. His audience now thinks the station he works for is just as bad as both.
Good show, Kevin. Nice way to alienate your employers. Very smart.