Protesters demonstrate in support of Monica Jaye
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A group of protestors demonstrated in support of former talk show host Monica Jaye Monday, November 1, 2021, over her removal from 99.1 Fox News Radio.
About 30 to 40 protestors carried signs on Plumb Lane near the Reno Tahoe International Airport supporting Jaye.
Jerry Evans, owner of Evans Broadcast Company, the parent company of 99.1, says “There was a minor issue that could have been easily resolved. A resolution was offered but it was rejected.”
On Twitter, Jaye wrote, “He (Henry Evans, GM) accused me of doing something that I didn’t & I stood up for myself. The Monica Jaye Show will become a Podcast for all those who appreciate my views. Thank U for your support. God Bless and be strong.”
Evans says the firing had nothing to do with Jaye’s candidacy for Nevada State Senate District 16, but that might have been an issue approaching the Primary Election.
Under the Federal Communication Commission’s Equal Time rules, radio and television broadcasters must provide equal access to candidates for a political office if one candidate is given access to prevent a candidate from having an unfair advantage.
Candidates typically resign their positions in broadcasting before announcing their candidacies. Kari Lake, a former news anchor resigned from KSAZ-TV in Phoenix before announcing her candidacy for Arizona Governor. Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi retired as General Manager of KGMB and KHNL television stations in Hawaii before he began his political campaign.
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