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Candidate Deb Butler demands equal time on 'The Big Talker FM'


WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- On Wednesday April 25, 2012, The Big Talker FM received a formal request from North Carolina Democrat party attorney, John R. Wallace of Wallace & Nordan L.L.P. in Raleigh, NC, via hand delivery and e-mail, for equal time for Deb Butler, the Democratic candidate for the District 9 North Carolina Senate seat.

This request came in response to Senator Thom Goolsby filling in as a guest host on The Big Talker FM's Mornings with Chad Adams on Thursday, April 19th while Adams was away on an educational trip to Israel.

"We were a little surprised to receive such a formal legal request for equal time as Chad and I have a great working relationship with Deb Butler. Deb recently hosted a show Saturday mornings on the Big Talker called "Retrofit Radio" which focused on retrofitting houses and workspaces with green friendly technologies, and we have featured Deb as a guest on Mornings with Chad Adams on several occasions," says Producer of Mornings with Chad Adams and Operations Manager of The Big Talker FM, Aimee Bowen.

"We had several guest hosts while Chad was away, including Representative Carolyn Justice, Col. Francis DeLuca of the Civitas Institute, as well as local pastor and activist, Tony McGhee. Reaching out to Senator Goolsby to inquire if he could sit in that Thursday seemed like a no brainer as he is very familiar with talk radio. Thom co-hosts a weekly investing program, The Empowered Investor, on the station Tuesdays at 6pm and has filled in as a guest host for Chad in the past," says Bowen.

Deb Butler will be the guest host of The Big Talker FM's Mornings with Chad Adams on Monday, May 21st, 2012, from 6-10am

Sen. Goolsby appears as a weekly guest on another radio station in the District 9 area, however, it is unclear whether or not Ms. Butler will make a request for equal time on that station as well.

"This is going to be a unique edition of the morning show. Ms. Butler is a Democrat, and It just so happens our host, Chad Adams, is a rather conservative guy, but the issues we discuss on the show affect all of us at the local, state and national level. Our audience transcends party lines and this will be a great opportunity for our station and our listeners to approach these topics from a different viewpoint. I look forward to working with Ms. Butler," notes Bowen.

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Seems like some have their

Seems like some have their knickers all bunched up over nothing. What's wrong with requesting equal air time? Why not get your name and message out there any way you can? Isn't that the nature of a campaign? So what if the request was conveyed formally...THIS is news? And just wth does it matter?

Not bunched at all

Just calling it like I see it. I actually look forward to her trying to answer tough questions. The nature of todays politics stinks. The way she went about demanding equal time was uncalled for when it could have been handled by a simple phone call to Mrs. Bowen. She (Butler) made it more than it had to be.

Butler Says Smart Stuff

She doesn't waste a word and she actually cares about the people as well as the real estate..She has a great brain and remembers facts well. I can see why she's got y'all frothing and lurching like the musician's craigslist...she 's without a doubt the best candidate out there.

No frothing or lurching either

I look forward to her hosting the show and putting her liberal views out there for all to hear. We all know what a great job the liberals have done since they took over congress and what a fantastc job Obama and Bev are doing now. We all know that E V E R Y T H I N G that is wrong with this country now is George Bush and the Republicans fault. Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and Barney Frank said it so it must be true. No doubt she is a highly successful lawyer and realestate tycoon and just what we need more of running this state and country.