View Full Version : Toledo Radio station barred from mayor's press conference
Jan 11th 2007, 04:55 AM
Let's get physical!
That Camera Guy
Jan 11th 2007, 11:33 AM
If you knew Kevin Milliken you'd ban him, too.
Jan 11th 2007, 02:03 PM
Oh, brother. What, are these "Opie and Andy" types?
Jan 15th 2007, 05:49 PM
I might have more sympathy for them if they actually showed any understanding of the First Amendment.
Jan 16th 2007, 08:34 AM
WSPD used to be the WHAS of Toledo, minus the wattage.
And as with WHAS, Cheap Channel has Fox-ified and prostituted what had been a well-respected news department into a bull-horn for the confrontational right.
Milliken was once a respectable investigative reporter.
Now he's playing both sides of the fence as a commentator/journalist. His audience, and his subjects, are having a tough time telling which hat he's wearing when.
Toledo's Mayor ALREADY is larger than life. You don't need to force an issue to make news -- Carty will find a way to do that all by himself.
As recently as three years ago, you could count on SPD to show up at almost all major news events,
and the Reporter's questions were always on-point.
Then again, that reporter's now plying his trade for WTOL.
[ January 16, 2007, 11:51 AM: Message edited by: HolyToledo ]
That Camera Guy
Jan 16th 2007, 09:00 AM
Watkins and the Polish Prince were solid journalists.
SPDs problems started with Jacor. Today they are a shell of what they once were. The entire feud going on today is like Olberman attacking O'Reilly. It's about the little guy that no one is watching trying to get ratings and attention by attacking someone bigger.
Whenever Carty stoops to their level he is just giving them what they want.
Jan 16th 2007, 06:39 PM
From the Toledo Blade
Restraining order allows radio reporter into city press conferences
A federal judge in Toledo today ordered that Mayor Carty Finkbeiner must allow a local radio station host, Kevin Milliken, into city press conferences.
Judge James Carr also ruled that city officials must alert Mr. Milliken's station, WSPD-AM (1370), to upcoming press events as it does other area media outlets.
The judge granted the station's request for a temporary restraining order after the station filed a lawsuit today against the mayor and his spokesman, Brian Schwartz.
The lawsuit stems from an ongoing feud between WSPD and the mayor’s office. Last week, three talk show hosts from the station forced their way into a news conference. The day prior, Mr. Milliken was shut out of a news event.
Read more in later editions of The Blade and toledoblade.com