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Stopping the Evangelicals

New York Magazine is investigating the possibility that (shocker!) an evangelical, right-wing Christian group might buy the Hamptons' only public radio station, WLIU. The Save Public Radio on the East End (aka SPREE!) organization has been formed by local residents, including Alec Baldwin, Joy Behar and Jann Wenner, 'to help a nonprofit group make a bid for the station license'. Quoth member Porter Bibb: '...It’s going to be a right-wing evangelical group [buying the license]. There are two or three, and they’ve been sniffing around the Hamptons, looking for an outlet.' The mag couldn't find any such sniffing, but the station's current owner (LIU) is legally obligated to sell it for the 'greatest return'. Let the bidding war begin! [NYM]