Gulf Coast Media (GCM) has announced that three Florida radio stations that they own will broadcast two-minute snippets of Trump speeches every hour until the end of the 2020 presidential race.
“Gulf Coast Media, Inc. senior management acknowledged that broadcasting the President’s speeches may not be consistent with conventional commercial FM radio, but we have taken this approach to show the community’s sincere appreciation for President Donald Trump’s work in Panama City and Bay County,” the company stated in a press release.
The stations that are guaranteed to become local MAGA-maniac favorites are: 105.1, WASJ, HANK FM; 103.5 WKNK; and Classic Rock 95.9 WRBA … all located in Bay County, Florida.
“The community really embraces Donald Trump and we are giving them what they want,” said Samuel Rogatinsky, owner of GCM.
“We ran it by a bunch of listeners and people in the area, and nobody’s upset about it. It’s Republican territory,” Rogatinsky told the Orlando Sentinel on Monday. “Nobody’s offended by it. It’s not an issue.”
Last week, President Trump had a rally in Panama City Beach during which he announced he would earmark hundreds of millions of dollars in additional relief funds to assist residents still struggling to recover from the aftermath of a Category 5 hurricane–Hurricane Michael. The storm pummeled the Florida Panhandle in October 2018.
“I pledged to you unwavering support and the support of our nation until you have fully recovered and rebuilt, and we will never, ever leave your side,” the President told the cheering rally audience. “We’ve already given you billions of dollars, and there’s a lot more coming.”
“No games, no gimmicks, no delays,” Trump said about the additional funds. “We’re just doing it.”
Rogatinsky said that residents were appreciative of the promises of increased assistance. “The hurricane was a real disaster and many people have not recovered,” he said.
Rogatinsky insisted, in an interview with TheWrap, that so far reaction from listeners regarding the Trump speech-aganza has been positive.
“Really, we just want to have inspirational type things because the community is so down,” he said, according to the Sentinel. “Nobody else is really promising or doing anything. They want to hear what he has to say.”
Federal Communications Commission equal-time guidelines will require Gulf Coast Media to provide similar air-time to other presidential candidates if they request it. Rogatinsky said the company would be happy to do that. “If anybody requests it, it won’t be an issue,” he said. “If Bernie Sanders wants equal time then we’re going to comply with the law.”
For those who are outside the Florida panhandle, the broadcast power of those three radio stations are unlikely to result in signals through the airwaves that can be heard regularly beyond the immediate region. However, they do live stream online, so would it be surprising if Gulf Coast Media suddenly becomes YUUGE?
Why wouldn’t they? He’s the greatest president of all time! Who cares about all these butt hurt liberals
— GolfLife1081 (@GolfLife1081) May 13, 2019
Thats awesome! 92% of news is all negative. He brought, and still bringing America back on its feet. He’s no politician, and not the best. But getting things done.
— NthaD (@NthaDGreg) May 11, 2019
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