Controversial Radio Host Resigns

BLOOMSBURG -- A radio show host in hot water for attending the white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend has resigned.

"I denounce Nazism, the KKK, and racism," said former radio host Dave Reilly in his resignation letter.

The former WHLM radio personality resigned Wednesday after even more sponsors pulled their advertising from the station in Bloomsburg.

Reilly sent a copy of his resignation letter to Newswatch 16. He calls allegations that he is a racist and Nazi, "pure slander," but he says out of charity towards the community he resigned from WHLM.

"The following message is of the utmost importance in starting the process in repairing the bonds between the Columbia Broadcasting Company and our local community.

"My name is David Reilly. I am an employee of WHLM Radio in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania.

"I find myself in the precarious position to define who I am and what I believe.

"I denounce Nazism, the KKK, Racism, White Supremacism, and political violence.

"The accusations that I am a White Supremacist, Nazi, Racist or anything of this kind is pure slander.

"Out of charity towards the community, and especially towards my parents, Nancy and Joe Reilly, I hereby tender my resignation from WHLM."

This comes after Reilly posted controversial Tweets and video from last weekend's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

Some people in Bloomsburg were upset over the controversy, calling Reilly a Nazi, racist, and a white supremacist.

Reilly says out of charity to the community he resigned. His father, who owns the radio station, accepted David Reilly's resignation.

Meanwhile, even more businesses and organizations pulled their advertising from WHLM.

In addition to Bloomsburg University, Berwick Area School District decided to cut ties with the radio station.  WHLM broadcasts Berwick's football games.

Chevrolet Cadillac of Bloomsburg removed its ad as well as Lightstreet Hotel, the Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble, and G. S. Woods Financial Solutions in Danville.

There is no word on whether any of those advertisers will change their minds and put their ads back on WHLM.

73 comments

  • Michael Bower

    I am very sorry about the situation WHLM has been subjected to. However, and more importantly, I am greatly disturbed by what appears to be a segment of our political leadership today believes incitement of mob rule is justifiable to achieve their political goals. This does not bode well for our future.

  • Minority

    The PressEnterprise has an article today called “Eyewitness to the mayhem”, writer describes the scene in Charlottesville as it happened. Why was he there? How dare he be there and not be a white supremacist. Hurry, businesses better start pulling your ads.

  • JessicaInWilliamsport

    Interesting that his daddy owned the station. But as others said, he was free to refuse to resign… just as the advertisers and their customers are free to spend their money elsewhere. Free market of ideas folks. You were all thrilled when Kathy Griffin lost money and had shows cancelled…. Let’s not be hypocritical…..

    • kk2509

      Yes!!!! Because Martin Luther King protested non-violently and gave his life by saying that every person should have equal rights and that nobody is better than another. What was he thinking???? You’re right. His monument needs to come down!!!!

  • Rob

    I grew up in NEPA and thankfully left the area to serve in the USAF. I’ve been all over the world and realized that NEPA is the whitest, (and by far) most racist place I’ve lived. You’ve got bigger problems facing your area. Grow up, put the heroin down, and take a good long look in the mirror.

  • Jizzmop

    The Christopher Columbus statue won’t ever be taken down but he was much more evil than Robert E. Lee.

    • El Ma

      Jizzmop, neither of these men were “evil.” Columbus would have had no concept of genocide since that term didn’t even exist when he was alive. The “colonization” of the American continents was extraordinarily brutal and complete, and that’s how it was done before Twitter, newspapers, and pony express. This was when combat and conquering was accomplished on a face-to-face and hand-to-hand basis. It was absolutely ugly, and complete.

      Under no circumstances was Robert E. Lee “evil.” He was well-educated, erudite, insightful, God-fearing (does that even COUNT, anymore?), and a patriot. President Abraham Lincoln declared him as such.

      What is “evil” is when urban terrorist mercenaries are paid by billionaires to incite racial and social violence for nefarious purposes. For the past several years, tension has been orchestrated and quite skillfully, I must admit.

      • El Ma

        once again, my comment is “awaiting moderation” because I used terms that are in the extremely FLAWED algorithm on these boards.
        Hate
        Racism
        Mercenaries
        Urban Terrorists
        Patriot
        Pick one…………sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh (face palm)

      • Jizzmop

        EL MA

        Really now?
        Columbus was just a little mischievous rascal?
        Read on , though I’d suggest not doing so while eating. If torture, mutilation and genocide aren’t enough to discredit his humanity , I’m sure glad I didn’t grow up in your neighborhood.
        *************
        By this time, accusations of tyranny and incompetence on the part of Columbus had also reached the Court. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand responded by removing Columbus from power and replacing him with Francisco de Bobadilla, a member of the Order of Calatrava. Bobadilla, who ruled as governor from 1500 until his death in a storm in 1502, had also been tasked by the Court with investigating the accusations of brutality made against Columbus. Arriving in Santo Domingo while Columbus was away in the explorations of his third voyage, Bobadilla was immediately met with complaints about all three Columbus brothers: Christopher, Bartolomeo, and Diego. A recently discovered report by Bobadilla alleges that Columbus regularly used torture and mutilation to govern Hispaniola. The 48-page report, found in 2006 in the state archive in the Spanish city of Valladolid, contains testimonies from 23 people, including both enemies and supporters of Columbus, about the treatment of colonial subjects by Columbus and his brothers during his seven-year rule.[84]

        According to the report, Columbus once punished a man found guilty of stealing corn by having his ears and nose cut off and then selling him into slavery. Testimony recorded in the report claims that Columbus congratulated his brother Bartolomeo on “defending the family” when the latter ordered a woman paraded naked through the streets and then had her tongue cut out for suggesting that Columbus was of lowly birth.[84] The document also describes how Columbus put down native unrest and revolt; he first ordered a brutal crackdown in which many natives were killed and then paraded their dismembered bodies through the streets in an attempt to discourage further rebellion.[85] “Columbus’s government was characterised by a form of tyranny,” Consuelo Varela, a Spanish historian who has seen the document, told journalists.[84] “Even those who loved him, [Columbus] had to admit the atrocities that had taken place.”[84]

  • sc

    I personally contacted Col Allan West and begged Him to run for Presidential election.
    No disregard to Trump. I favor the general direction but America needed an Allan West at the point We are at.
    We have enabled this social welfare conditioning and embraced it cause it was fed to us by means of entertainment and glorified. This same entertainment has desensitized our spirit and hearts. This was, im sure, one of the intended results.

  • Tom v

    It’s so sad that all this crap
    had to happen.What is happening to our great nation…Rember United we stand an divided we all fall..

    • El Ma

      Tom V, this is happening because these events have been carefully and maliciously orchestrated, and nobody on either extreme of the socio-political spectrum will shut up long enough to see this and begin questioning the media that is perpetuating this. Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry dangerous times ahead

    • Proletariat

      He was completely free not to resign. As were the advertisers completely free to pull sponsorship and people completely free to protest him. It isn’t an abrogation of freedom that normal people don’t like Nazis.

    • Writer Girl

      Please don’t give spiteful idiots any ideas. These leftists who think they’re all tolerant and good, want America to disappear. They think our country is vile and needs to be different. Stupid white Americans think like that, as we’ve seen and many coming here from third world countries are also stupid enough to think the same way. I wouldn’t be surprised if decades from now, America and all its values and monuments, are gone. That’s what these pigs want and I don’t believe I’m exaggerating. Americans are just too stupid to see it.

      • Jon S. Gold

        Wait until you’ve finished 6th grade before making commentaries. Your use of words like “leftists” and “stupid ” and “pigs” clearly reveals your middle school status.

      • Jon The Helmet

        Jon S. Gold, and your direct insults reveal you to be the autismo, window-licking, crayon-eating, helmet-wearing, short-bus-riding millenial retard that you are.

      • JessicaInWilliamsport

        The monuments are being put in museums where they belong. Do a little research as to when and why those monuments were actually put up. It was more than 50 years after the Civil War ended, and there was a not so nice reason for that. Please, educate yourselves.

    • Proletariat

      Pyramids were built by farmers during the time of year when the Nile flooded. There were no Israelite slaves in Egypt.

  • TRKRGR

    wait wait wait people!! We’re all getting side tracked from the Russian collusion and those poor transgenders who just want to get in the bathrooms with our kids.

    • Minority

      The only collusion with Russia is Hillary and the DNC. All known and proven facts, but the MSM does not want to talk about that. Why, why is she not in jail? Oh yea, because just as someone is about to testify they end up coming down with a case of death. Coincident? I think not.

      • Jizzmop

        The Collusion is what 17 of our intelligence agencies say likely occurred. If this failed administration would stop its cover up crap from the Nixon playbook, it would be much clearer. Watergate ring a bell? Not in the Trump U curriculum? At least the Bowling Green massacre was covered.

  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    Bishop James Dukes is calling on the mayor of a Chicago to remove a statue of George Washington from one of the parks there in Chicago, because he was a slave owner.

    George Washington, folks..

    A little google search will tell all.

      • Lloyd schmucatelli

        It’s not limited to the civil war, they’re looking
        to take down monuments all over. It’s just not being
        Reported here.

        Check out the 3%ers website.

      • El Ma

        Bob Smith, that is not the point. If one goes, they ALL go because we are talking about equitable treatment, here. Equitable is a real, live legal term that means equal treatment, equal distribution, and equal results under the Law.

        I think it’s time to get Washington’s image off of all currency, along with Jackson, Jefferson, etc. Oh, and let’s not leave out Mount Rushmore – dynamite the sculptures of Washington and Jefferson because they each owned slaves, as well. Jeeezus, breeezus

      • El Ma

        “did not fought?” Okay, this always baffles me that someone who cannot articulate even the simplest of ideas can somehow login on a technical device and post a string of words. DID NOT FIGHT…………did not fight, please. Check your grammar and tense privileges.

  • 80 years old and thank GOD.

    First of all that was not a protest it was another riot about something very stupid. Somebody’s daughter died for nothing but stupid riots. You better start changing the history books. Also home school your children. These statutes have been around a long time and so has the flag. Now all of sudden it is a big problem. Grow Up.

    • Bob Smith

      You know whoever participated protest at their own risk….. Get injury, arrest, and killed. Use common sense to stay home.

  • Tom

    To this I Resonate that — I am proud of my heritage and more proud of my white skin color. I am a white male that has proven himself in business, friendships, relationships, marriage, fatherhood and proud of my grandchildren. We are of white nationality and love ourselves for who and what we are. Our belief in America is firm. We fight in wars and we serve in peaceful times. Our family believes in supporting good hard work and good effort in achieving our set goals.
    I do not like people changing my history nor my heritage. If Charlottesville comes to my town I will march for the RIGHT to my first amendment of free speech and to stand up against anyone that demands I change my history or remove my hero’s that I was raised to learn about, or even if one demands that I give up my possessions to appease one or more MINORITY GROUPS such as Black or Hispanic for example.
    The ADL, SPLC groups were seen in videos to be heavily involved. WNEP16 supports mainstream media because of the CIA and Hollywood controlled MEDIA. PALESTINE is coming to America and that’s my opinion you may take or leave.
    I don’t want to see blood running throughout our once great country but, if our bill of rights and the Constitution ever falls, there will be hell to pay and God willing I will defend that which is mine.
    I accept and love myself for who I am; a white guy with a great family. White lives are very important to the continued success of our society as all lives are! The white race has achieved quite a lot, wouldn’t you all in NEPA agree?
    The car driver that hurt many and killed a female was under attack from antifa group when he PANICKED, imho. Investigators will soon give us the news.
    Good luck in finding truth through all the crap called- media coverage. A hard rain is coming.

  • L.J.

    I wander if classic movies will be a target. There goes WW2 weekend that’ll be shutdown. I have a German Shepherd, they’ll probably try to take her cause she’ll remind someone of nazis and slavery, maybe they’ll change the name of the breed. Just thinking out loud.

    • Lloyd Schmucatelli

      You’re thinking in the same direction as the insatiable and unchecked mobs. You’re not far off…

  • John

    So black supremacy and related groups are acceptable? What gives their movement the right to protest without being labeled a “hate group”? There seems to be a major double standard occurring here. What Mr. Reilly did on his own time was his business, his constitutional right to peacefully assemble! Wake up America and grow a spine….

  • Read a book once and a while

    The Civil War was won by one side, we know who that was. The souths flag is the white one, of surrender. Read a book. WW1 AND WW2 were won by on side also. FREEDOM!! Both wars there involved natzis. Won by AMERICAN BLOOD!! My father and uncle VOLUNTEERED for war in WW2!!!! Maybe these natzis should go back to Gremany and find out some SERIOUS white guilt with merkel. She Sold her country out on natzi shit. She was raised in communist east Germany, by a commy sympathizer daddy. Go home to natzi Germany and get murdered there. The German citizens want NOTHING to do with the natzis. They are being run over by merkels white guilt muslims. DONT DO IT HERE!! Read a book, AND be honest about your life. ALL OF IT!!

    • Rick

      IF you were capable of reading a book you might have learned to spell. Let me guess, we need Jesus to teach school children right? smh

      • Yahweh is the way

        Do you mean Jesus, as in the Son of God, savior of man – or Jesus, as in ‘Hey-sus’ a popular Latino name? Because I’m all for Jesus, the Lamb of God. So what’s wrong with the Biblical principles of love, forgiveness, responsibility, respect, dignity, caring, morality, and so on?

      • Rick

        Yahoo for yahweh! He’s the one. Doesn’t your bible also teach principles like stoning your wife to death and mass murdering everyone who doesn’t believe there is ghost in the sky??? Cherry picking hypocrite. The day anything relating to religion is taught in school will be the day my child is home schooled.

    • El Ma

      Wow……….when people become rabid, they lose the ability to not only formulate a rational thought, but their ability to spell and refer to factual data evaporates. There is medication available for this condition. There is.

  • Minority

    I live in Bloomsburg and after this NON event, I ask that everyone with common sense not do business with any of the business that pulled their ads because he simply attended a rally. Take their revenue away and they will soon change there minds. It’s about time that we stand up and stop letting a few from the left push us around and shame on his father for accepting his resignation and not standing up for him. The owner cares more about ad revenue than standing up to theses bullies.

    • Kitty

      Your completely right, I’ve already told people to boycott the businesses that decided to pull their ads, I made a note to avoid those places and informed the few I know in bloomsburg to do the same.

    • kk2509

      BLM is saying the same as “Stumpy’s” life matters! No more, no less. Your life matters. Ok, lets say he just went to the rally to be a part of “something”, to walk with neo Nazis, white nationalist and other white supremacy leaders. Hmmmmm…that’s not who decent people want to be associated with. That’s not what these businesses want to be associated with.

  • magicmikexxsm

    What’s going on in this country with the liberal left wing/ alt left is a travesty.. you people think for 1 moment this is all about racism???. well it’s not, it’s about POWER..those statues and figure heads have been around for hundreds of years, and all of a sudden it’s racist, no it’s History.

    President Trump was correct both sides are at fault in Va over the weekend….if the alt left would have just stayed away or the gov of Va had his police force DO THEIR JOBS, that poor woman would still be alive today……
    Where does this stop people ????? when all the statues and whatever else are taken down, what’s next BOOKS? COLLEGE PROFESSORS who the left does not agree with…….
    Why start at the statues….why not go right to the top and go to DC break open the case with the U.S.CONSTITUTION in it, and shred it….after all all those people who made it own slaves back then..Lets start from scratch….develop a new constitution……..

    • Writer Girl

      Stop giving pigs dumb ideas! They’ll do it. And I agree with what you said for the most part and these things are real and so that’s why many of the White Nationalists think like they do. They might carry it to the extreme, but they see the big picture.

  • magicmikexxsm

    A country which denies its history is a country which is in decline. Whether or not you agree with what the Confederacy stood for, those who did stand for it were in fact Americans. Abraham Lincoln recognized that fact throughout the war. It is one of the main reason Lincoln was so persistent in pursuing the goal of reunification of the two halves. We should recognize those who make up our history whether we agree with them or not. Tearing down these monuments do not foster American Values, instead they rip apart those values. This Country is big enough to both honor those who fought for their cause, and condemn the cause for which they fought.

    • Writer Girl

      White leftists want to do away with the country. So do others coming here. They’re stupid, but they might eventually win because 1) True Americans will be practically non-existent in the future and leftist Americans are too stupid to see that they will be living under the thumb of these anarchists in the future, including the fact that this sudden BS about the Civil War has to do with reparation to pathetic people.

  • Joanne K

    Dave Reilly denounces Nazism, racism etc?
    So why was he there? He got caught and now has to answer for his actions. Actions speak louder than words!

    • magicmikexxsm

      Why where MSNBC, NBC, CNN, FOX, ABC,CBS,reporters there???? are they all racist also? since when is attending an event make you a racist/bigot???Joanne K do you really know what’s in the radio DJ’s heart??? NO

    • Writer Girl

      You’re words tell me without a doubt that you have no clue about freedom of speech and assembly. Dumbo’s like you, will be the death of America as we know it. Wise up!

      • Claude Hopper

        The freedoms you have as per the Constitution are limitations on government over citizens. No government agency is placing restrictions on this fellow, however his employer may, and in this case, the free market certainly is.

      • JessicaInWilliamsport

        Calling people stupid, while incorrectly using “your” and “you’re” is hilarious to me. 🙂

    • El Ma

      Joanne K, stop typing and start exercising your millenial noodle. The rally was to protest the removal of a monument and the violation of the First Amendment. That’s it. That’s all. Then, extremists from both ends of the spectrum showed up by the busloads to incite a riot. Which is exactly what happened.

      These people were funded – they were paid to do this. The people waving around Nazi flags were urban mercenary terrorists, just as ANTIFA and BLM people are. This was orchestrated, don’t you see? And, anyone who had the idea to stand together with people who are moderate libertarians are so terrified to demonstrate their support of the Constitution and Bill of Rights are going to stay home and keep their mouths shut because they don’t know if a group of indigenous terrorists are going to attack them in their homes, or burn a cross on their lawns.

    • Bob Smith

      You made really laugh so hard!!!!!!! 😂😅😝🤡👍🏻 And do you see anything posted at Bridal Shop for help wanted too?

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