EXCLUSIVE: Salvation Army Pulls Advertisements from Rush Limbaugh Show
Earlier this year, Rush Limbaugh’s hateful attacks on law student Sandra Fluke prompted an advertiser exodus of over 140 companies and organizations, a phenomenon that one radio company admits has already cost them millions of dollars.
Unfortunately, that list has not so far included the Christian social relief agency The Salvation Army whose advertisements for a local service center have been running during Limbaugh’s show on St. Louis station KMOX over the last few months.
Thankfully, after learning of the situation, both the national Salvation Army and the St. Louis area affiliate issued statements making clear the timing was not intentional and they do not want their ads running on Limbaugh’s show.
Major George Hood, National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army said:
Nationally, The Salvation Army does not advertise on the Rush Limbaugh Show. We have a limited advertising budget and the program does not fit into our media mix. All local advertising decisions are made at the local level.
And Will Becker, Communications Director of The Salvation Army St. Louis confirmed:
The Salvation Army Midland Division stands by the national Salvation Army’s statement. The ads that ran on local KMOX were not intentionally placed on The Rush Limbaugh Show and we have instructed the station to keep any of our future ads off of that program.