A group of 100 people marched downtown to support KCTR radio DJ Paul Mushaben, approaching from the left, meet a group of about 35 anti-Mushaben marchers Saturday on First Avenue North outside the DoubleTree Hotel, where the radio station offices are located. (Jonathan McNiven photo)
Supporters of Cat Country radio DJ Paul Mushaben start their march from KTVQ2 past Billings Gazette to the Double Tree Hotel in their 2nd rally in a week. (Jonathan McNiven Photo)
BILLINGS — Two groups of demonstrators supporting and opposing local DJ Paul Mushaben met Saturday in front of the downtown building that houses radio station KCTR.
Radio station officials suspended Mushaben indefinitely last month after he posted what some call controversial comments on the station’s website. Mushaben, one-half of the popular morning team “The Breakfast Flakes,” suggested in his post that teams of Native Americans should participate in separate basketball tournaments.
Supporters say the suspension violates Mushaben’s free speech rights. Opponents say his comments were racist and should not be acceptable for online radio station content.
Mark Wilson, Mushaben’s broadcasting partner, was not suspended but has read more
Conservative radio DJ Paul Mushaben of Cat Country Radio Station was suspended last week when he authored a blog post on the Cat Country website blog on Tuesday Feb. 21 that some say was racist. This evening, a group of … read more