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Preachers vs. public radio

Consider this, National Public Radio devotees: a battle is being waged that could in rare instances knock All Things Considered off your radio.

In Lake Charles, La., American Family Radio silenced NPR because Don Wildmon, a Christian radio station founder, believes its news is slanted by a liberal and secular perspective.

Federal law allows noncommercial broadcasters with licenses for full-power stations to push out translater stations--the equivalent of the varsity team kicking the freshmen out of the gym, The New York Times reports.

In Lake Charles, the radio programs Home School Heartbeat, The Phyllis Schlafly Report and Wildmon's musings replaced Morning Edition, Car Talk and a local Cajun program called Bonjour Louisiana.


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