On Sept. 16 and 17, 2010, the WENG 1530 Morning Magazine broadcast included statements that enraged the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, which caused the organization to call upon a horde of angry Jews to send threatening letters and harrassing phone calls the the small Florida radio station, forcing them to change their open forum policy and forbiding discussing religion altogether.
Statements included unapproved views of the WW2 (including the Holocaust™) and references to passages in the Talmud and Torah that the caller said promoted illegal, immoral acts against Gentile children. WENG was forced by the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and the Jewish Anti-Defamation League to remove the original audio of the statements in question. This audio file documents the fallout and aftermath of the attacks on the radio station and the stations rebuttals
WENG 1530 Morning Magazine is a daily show hosted by Rich Spedaliere. The program features interviews with local nonprofits, new businesses, political pundits and national personalities, according to the stationâs website. Interaction with listeners plays a vital role, the website says.