Adrian McCoy (and with such a name do you do a Rocky reference or a Star Trek reference?) has the story in today's P-G:
I think, though, that given the close proximity to the election, Senator McCain would have to be offered equal time.
Talk radio isn't exactly known for its lack of bias, but during yesterday's Kevin Miller show on KDKA-AM (1020), the concept of fairness appeared to have won a skirmish.
In a segment that could have been either stunt or statement, KDKA executive producer P.J. Kumanchik read an announcement from CBS management addressing accusations that talk host Miller, whose show airs from noon to 3 p.m., is unfairly biased against Sen. Barack Obama's campaign.
Citing a number of e-mails and phone calls from listeners criticizing Miller, Kumanchik offered Democratic presidential candidate Obama a three-hour air shift, usurping Miller's air time.
"We want to apologize to listeners who have found your show offensive," Kumanchik told Miller on the air.
Kumanchik also said the complaints included the use of unapproved audio clips, including the theme from the TV series "The Jeffersons," and unobjective guests.In the spirit of equal time, John McCain would also be able to have a three-hour solo show.
I still don't think it was a stunt. It sounds too complicated. It was fun, though, to listen to a humbled Kevin Miller.