An opportunity was lost last Saturday at the Conference and Expo in support of Donald Trump held at The Holiday Inn in Boxborough. In fact, being billed as the "first Expo" resulted in its utter failure due to the 'big fish/small pond' mentality exemplified by your managers, and Jeff Kuhner. Attempting to control the event and hijack it from the late great John O'Mara did nothing to promote the event beyond the minute reach of your local AM transmitter. Sadly, instead you sullied the hard work and reputation of this great Patriot and blackened your own eye by having my Media Company forcibly removed. The blog post included in this letter has gone nationwide. Had your 'handlers' understood this the Expo would have been talked about across the country. Since I have personal contacts with Trump campaign people the exposure would have been stratospheric. Instead, a copy of this letter and the subsequent story has been submitted to those people.
Essentially, you just shot yourselves in the foot.
It was The M&P Conservative Media Network who was first approached by John O'Mara over a month ago and asked to attend and film the event. Subsequently, other independent outlets/persons were contacted by John to cover the event as well. I know, I work with these people, Unlike WRKO, we all work together to cover events, stories, news and were very excited to be invited to such an occasion. I, and others had been promoting the event and I received many responses from other Conservative groups across the country looking forward to my expose'. The potential was limitless.
Then WRKO got hold of it.
It has come to my understanding that last minute negotiations were arranged to ban all other forms of media coverage despite the fact that these factors had already been set into motion. One could theorize that a purposeful attempt was made by managers and personalities of WRKO all colluded to make this so. I had thought that maybe the family had something to do with this but that has been shown to be somewhat incorrect. In fact, I simply think they did not know what they were doing and got into bed with the wrong people. I seriously doubt if John were still alive he would have allowed such a travesty to take place.
Frighteningly, it was how my expulsion was handled. I was physically and verbally accosted, threatened with arrest by a man who I assume is the 'muscle'. I was denied my ability to retrieve my computer and had to wrench myself from his grip to get it. In the hallway I was continually yelled at and threatened with arrest for assault and literally followed out the door while continually being accosted. Several members of the RNC Delegation were present as witnesses, friends and supporters of local Tea Party groups also witnessed this and were horrified at such unprofessional behavior. You may want to have a conversation with this individual and look closely into his mental stability to determine if you want him to represent your radio station in future endeavors.
So, unfortunately for this Expo and WRKO I have written the story, published it and will broadcast the particulars of the event on my radio show. One of the individuals also denied Press access will be on my show as well as a fellow radio host who will partner with my show and share this stunning example of journalistic thuggery on his Network as well. Already the coverage is gaining incredible reach.
And to think; this could have all been yours WRKO.
I would not have asked for any monetary compensation. I would have shared it freely, so wouldn't the others you systematically denied. The message presented that day would have been a tribute to the late and great John O'Mara and help propel Donald Trump into the White House
I do not take to this lightly. Oddly enough, no one has attempted to dissuade me from continuing this vein and speaking about it openly. These things need to be exposed and the support I have received is very comforting. I could care less about 'taking down the man'. Go ahead and continue to screw yourselves by doing these things. I will still be here talking about them. I get far better coverage this way. You are just a small time AM station going the way of the dinosaur and would have been off the air years ago had some one not bought you out to keep the lights on. Mine is a growing enterprise on a growing medium completely self funded and supported by old fashion hard work. I cannot say that some day you will be coming to me to cover an event but I can say this...
Even after the way I was treated I would never deny you the freedom of the press and respect so deserving of all of us in this industry.
Christopher A.W. Maider CEO
The M&P Conservative Media Network
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