Monday, August 31, 2009

The New Ken Hudnall Show

Well, now is the time to let it all out. I have been asked many times why my show was taken off of the terrestrial station. I wasn't sure until someone inside told me, but it has now been all laid out for me. On one of my shows (I did two shows back to back, a political show that I did at the request of Abel Rodriguez, and my paranormal show) a Congressional aide saw fit to put my medical  information on the air (I am a 100% disabled veteran). We had had words and he was making an attempt to embarrass me publicly. He ended up with the comment that no one wanted to listen to me, that my show was a waste of air and time. My response was that his boss liked to see me coming when I was bringing the checks from Bob Jones (a man who has plead guilty in the local corruption scandal). That seemed to end the conversation. This was on February 6th.
I continued to do my show, knowing full well that the Congressman was not happy with me as an ensuing investigation resulted in him having to return a large amount of campaign funds donated to him by Mr. Jones' family. The matter stayed a topic of interest with my audience even though David Candelaria, the General Manager of the station, ordered me to quit mentioning it as the Congressman was a personal friend of his. Even so, other hosts were allowed to talk about it, defending the great man, of course. He and his staff members were on other, liberal leaning, shows on that station so many times it almost became a branch office of his official office.
I was taken off the air on May 13, 2009 on bogus grounds. In June I was approached by a local person in the know who told me that he had been told by a member of the staff at the station that the Congressman had called in a favor and asked David Candelaria to remove me from the air. The favor was granted. So in El Paso there is no freedom of the air waves, it is controlled from Washington. So much for the 1st amendment.

No comments:

Post a Comment