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KCSB Revisits Controversial Sean Hannity Talk Show Circa 1989

KCSB Sign (Photo: J. Waits)

KCSB Sign (Photo: J. Waits)

As part of KCSB‘s 50th anniversary celebration, the college radio station at University of California, Santa Barbara is digging into their archives and re-broadcasting some vintage material. As it turns out, one of their most notarious alums is conservative talk show host Sean Hannity. Yesterday, KCSB aired the program from 1989 that led to Sean Hannity being fired from the station. This particular show has been held up by Hannity as the event that helped kick start his career. According to the KCSB website:

“Sean Hannity has often credited KCSB with launching his media career when the station management removed him from the air in 1989 for making ‘multiple discriminatory statements based on sexual orientation’ on his weekly KCSB radio show in ‘violation of the University of California Nondiscriminatory policy.’ Hannity has always denied that he was homophobic.”

Tune in to the KCSB archive of Revisiting Sean Hannity to hear not only Hannity’s show from 1989, but also interviews and commentary about the incident.



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