Bott Radio blocks Driscoll, replaces segment mid-show

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  1. gb93433

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    The entire story is at http://bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=30700

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BP)--One of America's largest Christian radio networks interrupted one of its programs in mid-show because it featured the controversial Seattle, Wash., pastor Mark Driscoll.

    The Bott Radio Network then cancelled another interview with Driscoll that had been scheduled. The Bott network provides conservative Bible teaching, news and information to a potential audience of more than 40 million people in 10 states.

    A May 18 interview with Driscoll, on the syndicated "Family Life" program hosted by Dennis Rainey, was halted in mid-broadcast after Bott Network founder Dick Bott learned Driscoll was the guest. Bott then cancelled another scheduled interview and ordered all Bott stations not to carry any programs featuring Driscoll.

    However, Bott stressed that his respect for Rainey had not waned and that his radio network's relationship with "Family Life" remains strong.
     
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    Ah the quest against Pastor Mark continues! We shall not have his influence pervade our convention!

    Especially on the eve our most sacred four days!
     
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    I am no fan of Mark Driscoll. However to interrupt a show mid-stream is a bit too drastic. Maybe the radio station should be paying attention to the show schedules so they know what is going to be on and when. That way they could have played a "best of" reel instead of interrupting the show mid-stream.
     

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