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Dec 17, 2013

Republican candidate for Governor Ken Block


KEN BLOCK JOINS WPRO BOYCOTT

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Posted by: Craig

KEN BLOCK JOINS WPRO BOYCOTT

 Warwick, RI - Republican candidate for Governor Ken Block has announced that he will join the boycott of WPRO until host John DePetro has left the radio station.

 "As a husband and father, I deplore the insensitivity and mean spirit displayed by John DePetro, and I believe he should have no place on the airwaves in Rhode Island," Block said. "Therefore, I will decline to appear WPRO as long as John DePetro remains employed by the station." 

 Block pointed out that there are many conservative commentators who do not resort to DePetro's tactics.

 "Helen Glover, Dan Yorke, Matt Allen and many others have delivered conservative viewpoints to their listeners without using vulgar words," Block said. "You don't need name-calling to make a compelling argument, and there is no place on the Rhode Island airwaves for discourse that disgusts."