Chafee Tunes Out Talk Radio
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
“The rationale is that these are profit, ratings-driven programming,” Vareika said. He said the Governor’s office will continue to deal with the news divisions at radio stations.
An exception will be made for emergencies, such as tomorrow’s snowstorm, during which state officials “will be permitted to use any venue possible” to communicate to the public, Vareika said.
During the campaign, Chafee was a guest on talk radio several times. Vareika denied there is any inconsistency with his actions then and now. “He’s now the Governor. He’s not a candidate,” Vareika said. “I think there’s a clear distinction.”