Wyoming police flush first amendment down the toilet!
Radio station pulls medical marijuana PSA after complaints
By The Associted Press
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) -- A pair of local radio stations has pulled a set of public service announcements advocating medical marijuana use after receiving complaints from the police chief and others.
Scott Freeman, a salesman for Mount Rushmore Broadcasting in Casper, which owns KIQZ-FM and KRAL-AM in Rawlins, said he pulled the PSAs as soon as he learned about them.
A disc jockey at the stations, Jack Morgan, had run the 30-second PSAs.
"I told him it was not the practice of this station to promote that type of thing because it was illegal," Freeman said.
Freeman said Morgan had run the PSAs without checking with station managers.
"As soon as we were made aware that it was being done, we made the change to have it canceled," Freeman said.
The station received three PSAs from the Marijuana Policy Project.
Rawlins Police Chief Mike Reed was among those who called Freeman to complain about the spots.
"For me, it was disturbing that the local radio station was running advertising that is counter to what the public and our community stand for ...," Reed said.
Information from: Rawlins Daily Times