UNC Distances Itself From Rush Limbaugh
UNC-Chapel Hill is asking a Raleigh radio station not to promote Rush Limbaugh's radio show during Tar Heel sports broadcasts. The university said that's because of offensive comments Limbaugh made a few weeks ago. Let's be clear, UNC administrators want no part of Rush Limbaugh. That's because on his Feb. 29 show, he called a Georgetown law student who testified before Congress "a slut" and "a prostitute." "The university, of course, feels strongly that the comments that have made everyone upset - those were offensive and inappropriate," UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp said. He said he's heard from a lot of faculty members who were upset to find out that Tar Heel sports air on the same radio station in Raleigh as Limbaugh's show. WRDU-FM even bills itself as "Rush Radio." It mostly airs conservative political talk shows, and is one of many stations with a contract to air Tar Heel sports. Thorp says the university did not consider pulling Tar Heel sports off "Rush Radio" completely. Instead, it worked out a deal to create a buffer between the Tar Heels and Limbaugh's show. "We do understand why people are upset, so a compromise that (UNC) athletics was able to work out was that the radio station would avoid promoting Carolina sports during Rush Limbaugh's show, and vice versa," Thorp said. He said it's a good compromise.