Tim Benz has left the morning show at WXDX-FM (105.9) effective today. Benz told the Tribune-Review, “There was a flare up about gun control on the show [Friday 2/8] which included a good deal of flashback against the station. I wasn’t able to walk away from the fight… I decided to step away from the Morning Show.” The discussion was the result of a local gun shop’s Facebook giveaway of material including a military-style rifle.
Benz feels his opinions are misunderstood, but he also admits that his passionate feelings on the topic have gotten in the way of the program. He told the paper that he did not resign from the station and is willing to honor his contract in whatever way station management sees fit.