SYRACUSE — K-Rock (WKRL/WKRH) has a new TV spot to promote its morning team, but it seems that the ad will be getting limited exposure. The three stations of CNY Central — NBC3 (WSTM), CBS5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) — have turned down the ad, calling it “inappropriate.” Inside the story: Watch the ad.
The spot runs 15 seconds, featuring morning co-hosts Hunter Scott and Josh Grosvent. Rather than describe the entire spot in words, you can watch it for yourself right here:
Ed Levine, CEO and President of Galaxy Communications, the owner of K-Rock, tells CNYRadio.com, “CNY Central has declined to run the ad, deeming it inappropriate.” Levine goes on to question the ruling: “Since the most revealing part of the commercial is a woman in a bra, it does make you wonder if the geniuses behind this decision ever watch their own networks! It’s 1958 on James Street and Ozzie and Harriet are about to start.”
CNYRadio.com also contacted CNY Central General Manager Chris Geiger for his side of the story. We have not received a response, but if we do, we’ll update the story and we’ll post notices on our Facebook Page and Twitter feed to let followers know the story has been updated.
Another source tells us the ad was also submitted to NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) and there has been no objection from the ABC affiliate. We’ve heard that the ad could begin airing on WSYR-TV as soon as tonight, during Jimmy Kimmel Live.
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