WLW Takes Heat Over PSA Spoof


The iHeart station pulled the mock PSA after receiving national attention about the announcement. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was accused of sexual assault twice, in 2008 and 2010. He served a 6-game suspension in 2010 for violating the NFL’s personal conduct laws. Here’s the text from the “PSA” WLW aired before pulling it. They called it a “Big Ben Warning” for females age 18-40.

“This is a severe Ben Roethlisberger update from 700 WLW. The Tri-State currently under a severe Big Ben warning from now through early Sunday morning. The Steelers quarterback has been spotted in the downtown Cincinnati area. All females ages 18-40 are to use extreme caution, especially if heavily consuming alcohol. Males should also be on the lookout just in case. If you see Big Ben and he flashes Little Ben, you are asked to report it to authorities immediately. He poses the greatest threat to 18-to-40-year-olds, especially those with boob jobs in the downtown Cincinnati area. You are safe if you live in Butler or Clermont counties, pretty much anywhere in Kentucky and most of southeast Indiana.”

Read more about the story from WPXI.com in Pittsburgh


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