Martin O’Malley Calls on Other Candidates to Stop Advertising on WMUR, Other Hearst Stations

By Chris Ariens 

As we reported earlier this week, union employees at ABC affiliate WMUR in New Hampshire got a boost from presidential candidate Bernie Sanders when he stopped by the station late last week. The members of IBEW local 1228 had been hoping to come to terms on a new contract with the station before the democratic debate set for next Saturday in Manchester.

This afternoon, democratic candidate Martin O’Malley added his voice to those calling for the station to negotiate. He also suggested the two other democratic candidates for president should stop advertising on WMUR and other Hearst-owned stations. And that’s not all he’s calling for:

WMUR president and gm Jeff Bartlett told TVSpy earlier this week, “We have been actively negotiating in good faith on this current contract and have reached agreement on a wide number and range of proposals, and we are continuing to negotiate.”