SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - KSL Radio announced that they will no longer air Sean Hannity's syndicated national talk show.
The last KSL broadcast of the Sean Hannity show will air on October 1, 2010.
The announcement comes after speculation that Hannity's on-air style was not in line with Deseret Media Company's mission statement that calls for civility and other ethical stances.
Deseret Media Companies (DMC) is a for-profit arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and manages KSL radio and other media outlets.
The DMC "Mission Statement" calls for the dissemination of "light and knowledge" along with the promotion of "integrity, civility, morality, and respect for all people."
In a press release, Mark Willes, CEO of KSL Broadcasting Inc. said, "We acknowledge the great partnership we’ve had with Sean Hannity and appreciate his contributions to furthering public dialogue,”
“At the end of the day, we simply feel our future success and competitive advantage reside in creating unique local content, and that is our objective for developing replacement programming,” said Willes.
Hannity's talk show focuses on conservative values, and Hannity has often been accused of being less than civil by his adversaries.