Told to stop criticizing Trump, Pa. radio host resigns

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 WTPA-FM radio host Bruce Bond resigned from the station rather than refrain from commenting about President Donald Trump.(Bruce Bond)

WTPA-FM radio host Bruce Bond resigned from the station rather than refrain from commenting about President Donald Trump.(Bruce Bond)

A Pennsylvania radio host has resigned after being asked by the station’s management not to criticize President Donald Trump on air.

Bruce Bond told Pennlive.com he’s very sad he could not continue in his position with WTPA-FM.

Bond posted a letter from the station’s general manager on Facebook Sunday stating it is “not permissible” to talk disrespectfully of the president. Listeners have threatened boycotts of sponsors and social media campaigns against the station, according to the letter.

Bond wrote that the rules left him unable to be honest with his fans and listeners. He said he can’t “be walking on eggshells” when the subject of Trump comes up.

General Manager Tim Michaels said the station has accepted Bond’s resignation and wishes him well.

Listen to Morning Edition host Jennifer Lynn’s interview with Bruce Bond.

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