Marty Gold’s popular afternoon radio talk show on 92.9 KICK FM has been pulled.
The news came Monday, after “The Great Canadian Talk Show” — which operates out of Red River College’s Princess Street campus — didn’t take to the air and listeners started asking questions.
Reached by phone Monday night, Gold told ChrisD.ca the cancellation was an attack on free speech.
No reason was given for the cancellation, which Gold said was served to him in a short statement read by college officials.
Known for telling it like it is and being the unofficial king of alternative media, Gold has made a name for himself with his no B.S. style of reporting.
Gold said there is more to the story than meets the eye behind the cancellation, but wouldn’t elaborate at this time.
People from across Canada have followed the show online and Gold says the audience is outraged. “It’s an attack on the censorship of alternative media in Canada,” he said.
On his blog, Gold urged listeners to join a Facebook page to protest the censorship.
The college provides KICK FM with approximately $50,000 a year in funding.
A spokesperson for the college says decisions on programming are made by the non-profit corporation who runs the station, including the Board of Directors and station manager.
Much more to come on this story.