Controversial radio host Wendy Bell has been taken off the air at KDKA Radio, “until further notice,” according to a statement from the station. The change comes after a clip went viral this week of Bell advocating on air for park rangers to shoot protesters, comments she made during a June 26 episode of her show.
“We take very seriously our responsibility to provide a platform for our communities to engage in diverse and meaningful dialogue, debate and the right to freedom of speech, we do not condone the incitement of violence on any of our platforms,” KDKA Radio said in its statement.
Bell’s show is no longer listed on KDKA’s website, and her author page on the site no longer exists. The statement from Entercom, KDKA’s parent company, does not state if or when Bell will return to air.