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Youngstown Rep wants Rush Limbaugh off Radio 570

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - State Representative Bob Hagan has joined the effort to denounce conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Hagan also wants Limbaugh's show pulled from 570 WKBN, the local Youngstown radio station where Limbaugh has been an on-air fixture for years.

Hagan says on behalf of his three daughters and seven sisters he has started a petition drive against, what Hagan calls, Limbaugh's most recent on-air attack against women.

Hagan tells 21 News he "respects the fact that local radio stations don't have control over programming" but says he's going to "make sure that people know language of the kind Limbaugh used" against Georgetown University law school student Sandra Fluke "won't be tolerated."

Limbaugh generated a firestorm of controversy when he referred to Fluke as a "slut" and a "prostitute" following her testimony before Congress about the need for contraceptive coverage.

Hagan says 800 people signed his petition within the first twelve hours.

The station manager for 570 WKBN radio had no comment on the petition, but did ask Hagan to forward his complaint to Clear Channel radio, the company's corporate headquarters in San Antonio.

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