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Youngstown ad agency exec pulls clients' ads from Limbaugh show

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

YOUNGSTOWN — Robert C. Roach, president of Youngstown-based PageOne Advertising, LLC, today sent a letter to all agency clients explaining his decision to no longer purchase or place advertisements on behalf of clients to air during The Rush Limbaugh Show, which airs locally on 570 WKBN-AM.

PageOne represents clients in the Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Youngstown/Warren, and Pittsburgh media markets.

In a letter to agency clients, Roach said “No woman, including Ms. [Sandra] Fluke, should ever be subject to the type of insults and vitriol broadcast during 'The Rush Limbaugh Show' last week, and no individual or business should wish to be associated with this type of irresponsible behavior.”

It is not known the value of PageOne ads that are heard on Limbaugh’s show. Roach was not immediately available for comment.

The radio host has come under fire after calling a Georgetown University law student derogatory names after she testified to congressional Democrats in support of national health-care policies that would require employers to offer group health insurance that covers birth control.

State Rep. Robert F. Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, is circulating a petition to remove the conservative talker from WKBN.

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