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If you're on this site and reading this diary, then you know all the updates and all the advertisers who have abandoned the blowhard, Rush Limbaugh.

But one point that many have been overlooked is the decision by the Cleveland Cavaliers to suspend all advertising during Limbaugh's show....this is a bigger move than most people may realize.

I'll explain - after the fold.

The Cleveland Cavaliers' radio network includes 20 station in two states, and the flagship station for the entire network is WTAM-1100 AM in Cleveland.

WTAM also broadcasts....guess who?  Yes, the Rush Limbaugh Show.

The decision by Dan Gilbert (team majority owner) and his Cavaliers to suspend ads during Rush's show means they are refusing to allow their own flagship station from running promos or ads for three hours every day.

This is a very bold move by the Cavs, and the team deserves credit for taking such a stance. They're essentially saying to their own flagship "don't discuss us on-air from Noon to 3pm on weekdays".

Also, I assume that some contractual obligations will have to be investigated - probably why the team "suspended" advertising instead of fully dropping it.

It will be interesting to see the turns that this whole story takes in the coming days...but for now, I think the Cavaliers deserve some serious kudos for their move in this.

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