Radio station suspended for comment on ‘illegal aliens’

Radio station Gary Hahn has been suspended indefinitely after mentioning “illegal aliens” during a broadcast.

While covering Duke’s Mayo Bowl on Friday, Hahn dropped the Sun Bowl score, saying that “among all the illegal aliens” in El Paso, the game was UCLA at 14 and Pittsburgh at 6.

“Learfield has indefinitely suspended Wolfpack Sports Network play-by-play announcer Gary Hahn from his agreement after he made comments during today’s Duke’s Mayo Bowl radio broadcast,” said the general manager of Wolfpack Sports Properties Kyle Winchester noted in a statement forwarded by NC State, pursuant to

El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser declared a state of emergency earlier this month as the area struggled with an influx of migrants CNN.

“The city and OEM continue to deploy trekking teams to the various areas where migrants congregate to provide transportation services and/or temporary housing. The city has initiated the use of three (3) hotels as emergency shelter hotels to protect individuals and families able to get off the streets and out of freezing temperatures,” a government Dec. 20 said press release written down. “The city and OEM are also preparing to use the El Paso Convention Center to expand emergency housing later this week.”

Bernie Olivas, executive director of the Sun Bowl Association announced that the fan fiesta was canceled, mentioning the use of the convention center for migrants – the celebrations had been intended held at the El Paso Convention Center.

“Due to the cancellation of the Tony the Tiger Fan Fiesta presented by El Paso LIVE due to the humanitarian effort currently taking place at the El Paso Convention Center, the Sun Bowl Association is now hosting the Battle of the Bands and other fan fiesta events at Freedom Crossing , which begins at 4 p.m. MT on Thursday, December 29,” according to the Sun Bowl Association written down. Radio station suspended for comment on ‘illegal aliens’

Laura Coffey

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