A Washington, D.C., conservative radio station has refused to sell airtime for a political statement from the writer-actor-singer who performed for years as television’s Buck Howdy – deeming it too “controversial.”
“How sad that we live in a time when a message supporting the Constitution is deemed too controversial,” Grammy-winning musician Steve Vaus, creator of the Buck Howdy character, told WND today.
He has recorded a song that defies those advocating gun confiscation with one of the slogans of the Texas Revolution, “Come and take it.”
Vaus said he had attempted to purchase air time on WMAL News/Talk to play his recording, but was rejected.
An email from General Sales Manager Todd Freundlich, forwarded by Vaus, said, “After reviewing the spot with my program director we have determined that it is too controversial for us to air.”
His email continued, “Sorry that we can’t help you with this but if I can answer any additional questions please let me know.”
It doesn’t appear, however, that the bump in the road will stop Vaus.
“Nothing will stop me from getting this message heard in Washington, D.C. If I have to stand in front of the White House and the Capitol Building with a boom box so be it,” Vaus said.
He had requested the prices and information for a one-minute spot, he said.
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