WQAM-560 informed former UM star Randal Hill that he will not be retained as the station’s pregame Hurricanes analyst because he’s running for U.S. Congress.
“The station said they would have to give my opponent equal time,” said Hill, who has announced plans to challenge incumbent Frederica Wilson for a District 24 Congressional seat in an August 2016 Democratic primary.
Hill said that equal-time issue is “crazy” and shouldn’t apply in this case because he will be discussing only UM football, not politics. But WQAM said it believed it needed to cut ties with Hill because of FCC equal time rules.
Also, even though he’s now working for Al Golden’s UM football staff, WQAM will keep Josh Darrow as its Hurricanes football sideline reporter — a role he handled capably in past years.
Credit to the Miami Herald who originally published this article