Radio stations broadcasting Dr. Laura Schlessinger's show

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On the August 10 edition of her radio show, Laura Schlessinger took a call from an African-American woman who wanted advice on how to deal with the resentment she felt when her white husband didn't speak out about racist comments his friends made. Responding to the caller, Schlessinger, by her own description, "articulated the 'n' word all the way out -- more than one time." Among other things, Schlessinger also told the caller she had a "chip on your shoulder" and "too much sensitivity and not enough sense of humor."

Schlessinger has subsequently apologized for her comments.

According to Schlessinger's website, more than 200 affiliate stations broadcast her syndicated show.

A list of the stations listed on Schlessinger's website, audio and transcript of Schlessinger's comments, and the text of Schlessinger's apology are below the fold.

Here are the stations that carry Schlessinger's show, according to information available on Schlessinger's website:

State

City

Call Sign

Freq.

Alabama

Birmingham-Gadsden

WAAX-AM

570

Huntsville-Decatur-Florence

WBCF-AM

1240

Mobile-Pensacola, FL

WPNN-AM

790

Mobile-Pensacola, FL

WABB-AM

1480

Tallasee

WTLS-AM

1300

Alaska

Anchorage

KBYR-AM

700

Soldotna

KSRM-AM

920

Arizona

Cave Creek-Phoenix

KFNX-AM

1100

Flagstaff-Prescott

KVNA-AM

600

Phoenix-Bullhead City

KZZZ-AM

1490

Phoenix-Kingman

KAAA-AM

1230

South Tucson

KJLL-AM

1330

Yuma

KBLU-AM

560

Arkansas

El Dorado-Monroe, LA

KBYO-FM

92.7

Little Rock-Pine Bluff-Fordyce

KBJT-AM

1590

Little Rock-Pine Bluff-Hampton

KELD-FM

106.5

California

Bakersfield-Wasco-Greenacres

KERN-AM

1180

Chico-Redding-Shasta

KCNR-AM

1460

Coachella-Palm Springs

KNWZ-AM

970

Eureka

KGOE-AM

1480

Fresno-Visalia

KMJ-FM

105.9

Los Angeles

KFWB-AM

980

Los Angeles-Ontario

KSPA-AM

1510

Los Angeles-Santa Paula

KKZZ-AM

1400

Palm Springs

KNWQ-AM

1140

Palm Springs - Yucca Valley

KNWH-AM

1250

Sacramento

KSTE-AM

650

Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto-Marysville

KMYC-AM

1410

San Diego

KOGO-AM

600

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose

KSFO-AM

560

Santa Barbara

KTMS-AM

990

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo

KUHL-AM

1440

Colorado

Colorado Springs

KRDO-AM

1240

Colorado Springs

KRDO-FM

105.5

Denver

KHOW-AM

630

Grand Junction-Montrose

KUBC-AM

580

Greeley

KFKA-AM

1310

Connecticut

Danbury-New York, NY

WLAD-AM

800

Florida

Cairo

WGRA-AM

790

Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne-Cocoa Beach

WMEL-AM

1300

Panama City-Springfield

WYOO-FM

101.1

Pensacola-Mobile, AL

WPNN-AM

790

Pensacola-Mobile, AL

WABB-AM

1480

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota

WSRQ-AM

1220

West Palm Beach

WFTL-AM

850

Georgia

Atlanta-East Point

WCFO-AM

1160

Atlanta-Maysville

WXKT-FM

103.7

Cairo

WGRA-AM

790

Columbus

WDAK-AM

540

Commerce

WJJC-AM

1270

Trenton-Chattanooga, TN

WKWN-AM

1420

Idaho

Boise-Nampa

KIDO-AM

580

Idaho Falls-Pocatello

KBLY-AM

1260

Twin Falls

KLIX-AM

1310

Illinois

Galesburg

WGIL-AM

1400

Harrisburg-Mt. Vernon-Paducah-Cape Girardeau, MO

WINI-AM

1420

Mt.Vernon-Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg, MO

KAPE-AM

1550

Peoria-Bloomington-Colfax

WRPW-FM

92.9

Rock Island-Moline, IL-Davenport-Burlington, IA

KBUR-AM

1490

Indiana

Bedford

WBIW-AM

1340

Columbus

WCSI-AM

1010

Evansville

WGBF-AM

1280

Ft. Wayne

WOWO-AM

1190

Indianapolis/Franklin

WFDM-FM

95.9

South Bend-Elkhart-Benton Harbor, MI

WSJM-FM

94.9

South Bend-Elkhart-Niles

WNIL-AM

1290

South Bend-Elkhart-St. Joseph, MI

WSJM-AM

1400

Iowa

Ames

KASI-AM

1430

Davenport

WOC-AM

1420

Davenport-Burlington, IA-Rock Island-Moline, IL

KBUR-AM

1490

Des Moines

WHO-AM

1040

Ottumwa

KBIZ-AM

1240

Kansas

Pittsburg/Joplin, MO

KZYM-AM

1230

Wichita-Hutchinson

KQAM-AM

1480

Wichita/Hutchinson/McPherson

KNGL-AM

1540

Kentucky

Florence-Cincinnati, OH

WQRT-AM

1160

Lexington-Nicholasville

WLRT-AM

1250

Louisiana

Farmerville-Monroe-El Dorado, AR

KBYO-FM

92.7

Lafayette

KVOL-AM

1330

Maine

Portland-Auburn

WBAE-AM

1490

Portland-Auburn-Biddeford

WVAE-AM

1400

Maryland

Cumberland-Washington, D.C.

WCBC-AM

1270

Salisbury-Snow Hill

WQMR-FM

101.1

Massachusetts

New Bedford-Providence-Hope Valley, RI

WCNX-AM

1180

Springfield-Holyoke

WHYN-AM

560

Michigan

Alpena

WATZ-AM

1450

BentonHarbor-Elkhart, IN

WSJM-FM

94.9

Detroit

WJR-AM

760

Detroit-Ann Arbor

WAAM-AM

1600

Flint

WSNL-AM

600

Flint-Saginaw-Bay City-Bridgeport

WNEM-AM

1250

Grand Rapids-Zeeland

WPNW

1260

Manistique

WPIQ-FM

99.9

St. Joseph-South Bend-Elkhart, IN

WSJM-AM

1400

Minnesota

Baxter

WWWI-AM

1270

Dilworth-Fargo-Valley City, ND

WZFG-AM

1100

Mankato

KTOE-AM

1420

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bemidji

KKBJ-AM

1360

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Menomonie,WI

WMEQ-AM

880

Wascca

KOWZ-AM

1170

Willmar

KWLM-AM

1340

Mississippi

Benton-Jackson

WYAB-FM

103.9

Missouri

Joplin/Pittsburg, KS

KZYM-AM

1230

Moberly

KWIX-AM

1230

Osage Beach

KRMS-AM

1150

Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg-Mt. Vernon, IL

KAPE-AM

1550

Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg-Mt. Vernon, IL

WINI-AM

1420

Springfield

KWTO-AM

560

Montana

Butte-Bozeman

KXTL-AM

1370

Butte-Bozeman

KBOZ-AM

1090

Helena

KBLL-AM

1240

Nebraska

Grand Island

KRGI-AM

1430

Omaha-Council Bluffs

KKAR-AM

1290

Nevada

Elko-Salt Lake City, UT

KZBI-FM

94.5

Las Vegas

KDOX-AM

1280

Reno-Gardnerville-Minden

KKFT-FM

99.1

New Mexico

Albuquerque-Santa Fe

KTBL-AM

1050

Humble City

KYKK-AM

1110

Las Cruces, El Paso, TX

KSNM-AM

570

New York

Auburn

WAUB-AM

1590

Elmira

WENY-AM

1230

Geneva

WGVA-AM

1240

Massena

WYBG-AM

1050

New York-Beacon

WBNR-AM

1260

New York-Danbury

WLAD-AM

800

New York-Kingston

WGHQ-AM

920

New York-Peekskill

WLNA-AM

1420

New York-Warwick

WTBQ-FM

99.1

New York-Warwick

WTBQ-AM

1110

Rochester-Newark

WACK-AM

1420

North Carolina

Charlotte-Gastonia

WGNC-AM

1450

Charlotte-Salisbury

WSTP-AM

1490

Elizabeth City

WGAI-AM

560

Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem

WSJS-AM

600

Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville,NC-Roystan,GA

WXFO-AM

810

Raleigh-Durham

WPTF-AM

680

North Dakota

Fargo-Valley City - Dilworth, MN

WZFG-AM

1100

Ohio

Cincinnati-Florence, KY

WQRT-AM

1160

Cleveland-Akron-Canton

WCER-AM

900

Findlay-Toledo

WFIN-AM

1330

Oklahoma

Bartlesville

KWON-AM

1400

Lawton-Wichita Falls, TX

KPNS-AM

1350

Oklahoma City-Clinton

KCLI-AM

1320

Oklahoma City-Cordell

KCDL-FM

99.3

Tulsa

KCFO-AM

970

Oregon

Baker

KBKR-AM

1490

Bend

KBND-AM

1110

Corvallis

KLOO-AM

1340

Eugene

KUGN-AM

590

Medford-Klamath Falls-Phoenix

KCMX-AM

880

Portland

KEX-AM

1190

Portland-La Grande

KLBM-AM

1450

Pennsylvania

Johnstown-Altoona

WRTA-AM

1240

Philadelphia

WNPV-AM

1440

Pittsburgh

WPIT-AM

730

Pittsburgh-Kittanning

WTYM-AM

1380

Rhode Island

Providence-Hope Valley-New Bedford, MA

WCNX-AM

1180

South Carolina

Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville,NC-Roystan,GA

WXFO-AM

810

Myrtle Beach-Florence

WRNN-AM

1450

Sumter

WDXY-AM

1240

South Dakota

Rapid City

KOTA-AM

1380

Rapid City-Sheridan, WY

KROE-AM

930

Tennessee

Chattanooga,TN-Trenton, GA

WKWN-AM

1420

Chattanooga-Cleveland

WCLE-AM

1570

Knoxville

WETR-AM

760

Memphis

KWAM-AM

990

Nashville-McMinnville

WBMC-AM

960

Nashville-Springfield

WDBL-AM

1590

Tri-Cities, TN-Colonial Heights, VA

WPWT-AM

870

Texas

Austin

KJCE-AM

1370

Dallas-Ft. Worth-Highland Park

KVCE-AM

1160

El Paso-Las Cruces, NM

KSNM-AM

570

Lubbock

KJTV-AM

950

San Antonio-Devine

KRPT-FM

92.5

Tyler-Longview-Gladewater

KTBB-FM

92.1

Waco

KBCT-FM

94.5

Waco-Temple-Bryan

KAGC-AM

1510

Wichita Falls-Lawton, OK

KPNS-AM

1350

Utah

Price

KOAL-AM

750

Salt Lake City

KNRS-FM

105.7

Salt Lake City - Green River, WY

KUGR-AM

1490

Salt Lake City-Elko, NV

KZBI-FM

94.5

Salt Lake City-Moab

KCPX-AM

1490

Salt Lake City-St. George

KZNU-AM

1450

Vernal

KVEL-AM

920

Virginia

Colonial Heights,VA-Tri-Cities,TN

WPWT-AM

870

Lynchburg

WBRG-AM

1050

Lynchburg

WBRG-FM

104.5

Mount Jackson-Washington, D.C.

WSVG-AM

790

Richmond-Petersburg

WLEE-AM

990

Richmond-Petersburg-Hopewell

WHAP-AM

1340

Roanoke-Lynchburg

WFJX-AM

910

Washington

Centralia

KELA-AM

1470

Seattle

KTTH-AM

770

Spokane

KQNT-AM

590

Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick

KONA-AM

610

West Virginia

Martinsburg

WRNR-AM

740

Wisconsin

Menomonie-Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

WMEQ-AM

880

Oshkosh

WOSH-AM

1490

Superior-Duluth, MN

WDSM-AM

710

Wyoming

Casper-Riverton

KKTL-AM

1400

Green River - Salt Lake City, UT

KUGR-AM

1490

Sheridan-Rapid City, SD

KROE-AM

930

Here's the audio of Schlessinger's comments:

Here's the transcript of her comments:

SCHLESSINGER: Jade, welcome to the program.

CALLER: Hi, Dr. Laura.

SCHLESSINGER: Hi.

CALLER: I'm having an issue with my husband where I'm starting to grow very resentful of him. I'm black, and he's white. We've been around some of his friends and family members who start making racist comments as if I'm not there or if I'm not black. And my husband ignores those comments, and it hurts my feelings. And he acts like --

SCHLESSINGER: Well, can you give me an example of a racist comment? 'Cause sometimes people are hypersensitive. So tell me what's -- give me two good examples of racist comments.

CALLER: OK. Last night -- good example -- we had a neighbor come over, and this neighbor -- when every time he comes over, it's always a black comment. It's, "Oh, well, how do you black people like doing this?" And, "Do black people really like doing that?" And for a long time, I would ignore it. But last night, I got to the point where it --

SCHLESSINGER: I don't think that's racist.

CALLER: Well, the stereotype --

SCHLESSINGER: I don't think that's racist. No, I think that --

CALLER: [unintelligible]

SCHLESSINGER: No, no, no. I think that's -- well, listen, without giving much thought, a lot of blacks voted for Obama simply 'cause he was half-black. Didn't matter what he was gonna do in office, it was a black thing. You gotta know that. That's not a surprise. Not everything that somebody says -- we had friends over the other day; we got about 35 people here -- the guys who were gonna start playing basketball. I was going to go out and play basketball. My bodyguard and my dear friend is a black man. And I said, "White men can't jump; I want you on my team." That was racist? That was funny.

CALLER: How about the N-word? So, the N-word's been thrown around --

SCHLESSINGER: Black guys use it all the time. Turn on HBO, listen to a black comic, and all you hear is nigger, nigger, nigger.

CALLER: That isn't --

SCHLESSINGER: I don't get it. If anybody without enough melanin says it, it's a horrible thing; but when black people say it, it's affectionate. It's very confusing. Don't hang up, I want to talk to you some more. Don't go away.

I'm Dr. Laura Schlessinger. I'll be right back.

After taking a commercial break, Schlessinger resumed her discussion with the caller:

SCHLESSINGER: I'm Dr. Laura Schlessinger, talking to Jade. What did you think about during the break, by the way?

CALLER: I was a little caught back by the N-word that you spewed out, I have to be honest with you. But my point is, race relations --

SCHLESSINGER: Oh, then I guess you don't watch HBO or listen to any black comedians.

CALLER: But that doesn't make it right. I mean, race is a [unintelligible] --

SCHLESSINGER: My dear, my dear --

CALLER: -- since Obama's been in office --

SCHLESSINGER: -- the point I'm trying to make --

CALLER: -- racism has come to another level that's unacceptable.

SCHLESSINGER: Yeah. We've got a black man as president, and we have more complaining about racism than ever. I mean, I think that's hilarious.

CALLER: But I think, honestly, because there's more white people afraid of a black man taking over the nation.

SCHLESSINGER: They're afraid.

CALLER: If you want to be honest about it [unintelligible]

SCHLESSINGER: Dear, they voted him in. Only 12 percent of the population's black. Whites voted him in.

CALLER: It was the younger generation that did it. It wasn't the older white people who did it.

SCHLESSINGER: Oh, OK.

CALLER: It was the younger generation --

SCHLESSINGER: All right. All right.

CALLER: -- that did it.

SCHLESSINGER: Chip on your shoulder. I can't do much about that.

CALLER: It's not like that.

SCHLESSINGER: Yeah. I think you have too much sensitivity --

CALLER: So it's OK to say "nigger"?

SCHLESSINGER: -- and not enough sense of humor.

CALLER: It's OK to say that word?

SCHLESSINGER: It depends how it's said.

CALLER: Is it OK to say that word? Is it ever OK to say that word?

SCHLESSINGER: It's -- it depends how it's said. Black guys talking to each other seem to think it's OK.

CALLER: But you're not black. They're not black. My husband is white.

SCHLESSINGER: Oh, I see. So, a word is restricted to race. Got it. Can't do much about that.

CALLER: I can't believe someone like you is on the radio spewing out the "nigger" word, and I hope everybody heard it.

SCHLESSINGER: I didn't spew out the "nigger" word.

CALLER: You said, "Nigger, nigger, nigger."

SCHLESSINGER: Right, I said that's what you hear.

CALLER: Everybody heard it.

SCHLESSINGER: Yes, they did.

CALLER: I hope everybody heard it.

SCHLESSINGER: They did, and I'll say it again --

CALLER: So what makes it OK for you to say the word?

SCHLESSINGER: -- nigger, nigger, nigger is what you hear on HB --

CALLER: So what makes it --

SCHLESSINGER: Why don't you let me finish a sentence?

CALLER: OK.

SCHLESSINGER: Don't take things out of context. Don't double N -- NAACP me. Tape the --

CALLER: I know what the NAACP --

SCHLESSINGER: Leave them in context.

CALLER: I know what the N-word means and I know it came from a white person. And I know the white person made it bad.

SCHLESSINGER: All right. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Can't have this argument. You know what? If you're that hypersensitive about color and don't have a sense of humor, don't marry out of your race. If you're going to marry out of your race, people are going to say, "OK, what do blacks think? What do whites think? What do Jews think? What do Catholics think?" Of course there isn't a one-think per se. But in general there's "think."

And what I just heard from Jade is a lot of what I hear from black-think -- and it's really distressting [sic] and disturbing. And to put it in its context, she said the N-word, and I said, on HBO, listening to black comics, you hear "nigger, nigger, nigger." I didn't call anybody a nigger. Nice try, Jade. Actually, sucky try.

Need a sense of humor, sense of humor -- and answer the question. When somebody says, "What do blacks think?" say, "This is what I think. This is what I read that if you take a poll the majority of blacks think this." Answer the question and discuss the issue. It's like we can't discuss anything without saying there's -isms?

We have to be able to discuss these things. We're people -- goodness gracious me. Ah -- hypersensitivity, OK, which is being bred by black activists. I really thought that once we had a black president, the attempt to demonize whites hating blacks would stop, but it seems to have grown, and I don't get it. Yes, I do. It's all about power. I do get it. It's all about power and that's sad because what should be in power is not power or righteousness to do good -- that should be the greatest power.

And here's the text of Schlessinger's apology:

These are my opening comments from my radio program today:

I talk every day about doing the right thing. And yesterday, I did the wrong thing.

I didn't intend to hurt people, but I did. And that makes it the wrong thing to have done.

I was attempting to make a philosophical point, and I articulated the "n" word all the way out - more than one time. And that was wrong. I'll say it again - that was wrong.

I ended up, I'm sure, with many of you losing the point I was trying to make, because you were shocked by the fact that I said the word. I, myself, realized I had made a horrible mistake, and was so upset I could not finish the show. I pulled myself off the air at the end of the hour. I had to finish the hour, because 20 minutes of dead air doesn't work. I am very sorry. And it just won't happen again.

I received some letters, and what touched me is that, even though many of you were upset, you still showed friendship for all the years we've been together on the air, and for that, trust me, I am very grateful. Here's an example:

I'd like to thank this woman for sending me this letter. I was so very touched, and truthfully, it helped me make it through the night. So I'm going to read this letter:

Dear Dr. Laura:

I have been a listener for at least 20 years. I have bought and read several of your books. I have always held you in high regard, and have encouraged others to listen to you as well. I have to say, after today's call with the African-American woman with the Caucasian husband who called seeking how to handle "racist" comments, I am a bit dismayed. I believe that African-Americans using the n-word is disdainful, as well as Caucasians or any other race for that matter. I agree that the argument some African-Americans use that it is ok for them to use it and not others, is ridiculous. But, I have to say, when I heard you saying the word repeatedly, it struck a negative chord with me.

I don't believe you are a racist, and I don't believe, as an African-American woman, that I am hypersensitive. I have to say after the call, I found it difficult to continue to listen to the rest of the show. I have not made the decision to stop listening to your show, but I felt compelled to respond because I found it offensive.

Sincerely {and she gives her name}

One last note -

The caller in question (her name is Jade), called for help from me, and didn't get it, because we got embroiled in the "n" word, and I'm really sorry about that, because I'm here for only one reason and that's to be helpful, so I hope Jade or somebody who knows her is listening, and hope she will call me back and I will try my best to be helpful, which is what she wanted from me in the first place and what she did not get.

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