Radio Station Information

WGUE 1180 AM

City of License:
Turrell, AR

Format:
Country

Owner:
Butron Media Corporation

WGUE is an AM radio station broadcasting at 1180 KHz. The station is licensed to Turrell, AR. The station airs country music programming.

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Listener Comments and Reviews

I am sure that by now you are aware of a deplorable you tube video of Thaddeus Matthews verbally abusing his guest, GOP candidate for CD9 of Memphis, Charlotte Bergmann. He used vulgar and racist language, refused to let her answer his loaded questions by continually shouting her down. He showed her no respect as a woman or a sister, merely because she did not toe the Democrat line, He obviously was very proud of his put down as he had it filmed and put up on you tube. This man should not even be on the air. He is a disgrace to the memory of Dr. King, and all blacks, especially as this video goes viral in Black History Month. I am sure that the FCC will have something to say about this matter if you don't address this shameful behavior of a talk show host.
By: Gary Berglund on February 3, 2012

I have never heard anything as foolish, crude, and vulgar as Thaddeus Matthews treatment of his " guest " Charlotte Bergman. I would suggest that listeners of his show and radio station WPLX complain to the sponsers and boycott this station until this lunatic is off the air.
By: Anonymous on February 3, 2012

Thaddeus Matthews treatment of Charlotte Bergman speaks for itself. He merits being terminated.
By: Steve Rucker on February 3, 2012

I will no longer be playing your station in my business, Thad needs to go.
By: Bill Williams on February 3, 2012

Everyone needs to be aware that this station was started by Thaddeus Matthews himself, just so that he could have a forum for his racist hate-filled rants. He has been fired from other stations because of this and until enough of us complain to the FCC, he will continue to spew forth his filth and poison the minds of our children with his racist hatred. Please do not give this (i use the term loosely) man any of your time nor his sponsors.
By: K. Simpson on February 3, 2012

I think Thad don't think before I speaks, he did apologize about it, and he had a great show and I know a lot of people that listen to him and support him
By: mrs real on February 3, 2012

What is wrong with this guy? What a horrible, hateful person.
By: Anonymous on February 3, 2012

I think Thad don't think before he speaks, he did apologize about it, and he have a great show and I know a lot of people that listen to him and support him. Every one is able to speak how they feel
By: mrs real on February 3, 2012

Still not clear on why a nigga calling another person a nigga or tellin her that she is too white isn't being racist. Knife cuts both ways.
By: Elmer Fudd on February 3, 2012

I am shocked at the verbal abuse doled out by Thaddeus Matthews on Ms. Bergman. This was inexcusable and I expect that any radio station would be loathe to employ this despicable character. If he is not already fired, your station will certainly by tainted by his hate and rudeness.
By: Larry Albert on February 3, 2012

Your station should be ashamed to employee such a hateful person. Ms. Bergmann was treated horrible and proved she was a lady by remaining calm and politely leaving. Your employee was verbally abusive not only to a politician but to a female and showed his true nature. While Matthews thinks he is a protector of black people he is really our worst enemy.
By: Heather Powell on February 3, 2012

I would like to hear management's reason this punk has not been fired... This is a hate crime. If these words had came out of a white man's mouth this same punk would have called for his removal and public flogging... If management does nothing then i say shut down the station. There money comes from sponsors who's money comes from us, the outraged public!
By: B. Jordan on February 3, 2012

When the management of this station will fire Thaddeus Matthews for his inexcusable and racists comments towards Charlotte Bergmann? His comments have no place in our society and there is no situation or time where these type comments should be tolerated in our society much less on the public airways. Mr. Matthews represents an evil attitude that I hope you as a public business will never tolerate. Allowing individuals like Mr. Matthews a voice is a disservice to all of us. I wait to see if you will do right or do nothing. Jeff
By: Jeff Johnson on February 3, 2012

I hear people say that black people can't be racist against other black people, I think this DJ just ripped that theory all to shreds. Black people can be conservative and shouldn't be discriminated against for being so. If he was white, he would have already been fired. Is that racist?
By: Red on February 3, 2012

Mr. Matthews should be fired on the spot. If a white person would have done that, He would already be looking for a job.
By: D. Bacoccini on February 3, 2012

If we are to move beyond bigotry, outbursts of hatred like that demonstrated by Matthews need to be swiftly and strongly addressed. Fire the bum!
By: D. Hewitt on February 3, 2012

Thaddeus Matthews has shown that he is a racist and, in keeping with the consequences all demonstrated racist incur, should be fired immediately.
By: Rich on February 3, 2012

Get rid of your pseudo NAZI Mr. Matthews. Are you trying to reignite the Civil War ? You fail to serve our country well. You are directly responsible for his actions.
By: Anonymous on February 3, 2012

The fact that this profane racist is still employed by the radio station shows that the double standard continues. It is shameful that Pollack has not dumped this liberal black racist.
By: Dan Trent on February 3, 2012

After hearing how Matthews Treated Mrs Bergmann, I will make sure to never support the stations sponsors or shop where they advertise. Why Mathews still has a job speaks volumes about what kind of owner runs this radio station.
By: Rob Sautter on February 3, 2012

Matthews sounds like he is mad at whites because he is black. A black man who is proud of his race would never be intimidated by any other race. He needs some serious counseling!
By: Lencho on February 3, 2012

Disgraceful, absolutely disgraceful. The treatment Mrs Bergmann received from this man. I hate calling him a man, because no "man" would treat a woman that way, and no "business" would treat a guest in this manner. Just disgraceful
By: Anonymous on February 3, 2012

I cannot believe that this radio station would allow a person like Mr. Matthews to spew his hatred on air. If a white person would use this type of language their employment, rightfully so, would have been terminated before the end of their shift. This type of racism should not be tolerated period. This man does not deserve air time to continue his rant against blacks and whites that do not believe the same as him. Ms Charlotte Bergman deserves air time on this station to explain how she plans on helping the community, if elected to the position she is running for, without being silenced by a racist lunatic.
By: Anonymous on February 3, 2012

If the stations that air Matthews continue to let him air, it says something about them. What a disgrace.
By: Rob on February 3, 2012

The treatment of that lady was threatening and abusive. If Obama does not condemn the actions of this guy or any of the Black Panther members he has lost our family's vote. Is this the change he was talking about? Because all I see is worse
By: James on February 4, 2012

I just watched the online interview of Mr. Matthews with Ms. Bergman. The are no excuses for such vile, vulgar, and racist remarks. This "man" needs to be terminated from his position at this station. If not, I plan to boycott the sponsors. Allowing him to continue his hate-mongering speaks volumes about the station and the people who continue to listen to him.
By: Martha on February 4, 2012

Can you imagine the uproar among the black community if Rush Limbaugh, Shawn Hannity, Mark Levin, or Bill OReilly would have uttered just one of the evil racial slurs that were unleashed by Matthews to Mrs Bergmann? But of course everyone in the major media like to paint the liberals as being the ones that practice civil restraint and the Tea Party members as racists and bigots, and hate mongers. I wonder if MSNBC, CNN, ABC, or CBS will even mention this ludicrous behavior by a mad man on their nightly news programs? I doubt that it will get much if any attention. Is there any wonder why there's a right wing movement in this country?
By: H. E. Kilgore on February 4, 2012

I have filed a formal complaint with the FCC. This racist big mouth should never be allowed to hold a microphone again. It's time to hold him to the same standard other radio personalities have been forced to adhere to. If WPLX won't fire him, then the FCC needs to hold them accountable and make sure he's never again given a stage to promote his hate.
By: Kix Adams on February 4, 2012

Apologizing is not enough, fire the man, just as Imas was fired for a much lesser remark without the sound on contempt or racism in his voice. This man is disgusting beyone words.
By: Ed on February 4, 2012

The DJ should be fired...immediately. No questions asked. When he said he would not shake her had because her "whiteness may rub off on him" his true "colors" came out...RACIST, BIGGOT, HATE MONGER. Boycott all advertisers of Pollack Media.
By: Jay Johnson on February 4, 2012

This was the most Racist person I have ever heard. He's a Biggot I am writing to the FCC about this conduct and sending the youtube clip. I think everybody should to the same.
By: Dale on February 4, 2012

I am a HS history teacher in the state of Washington. I voice my support of Charlotte Bergmann! It is an outrage to here such a racist Attack against as the one that happened in Tennessee. Such hate speech unaddressed by the FCC or the Democratic establishment is repugnant and sickening. Silence speaks volumes as I hear nothing on the mainstream media. My students will here of this! You have support in the state of Washington Ms Begrmann. Sincerely Fred E., NBCT & MIT
By: Fred on February 4, 2012

Thad has GOT to go... these are the ramblings of an insane man. whether you're 'right' or 'left'..there's no room in a present day America for such HATE. I WILL be writing to the FCC.
By: Anonymous on February 5, 2012

FIRE THADDEUS MATTHEWS!!!!If racism exists listen to WPLX-AM 1180 No respect..should never be given free air to rant his hate against anyone..Black Or White..by the way I am white..and want to keep white on my self...If a white person would have said that about a black person be assured they would have been fired on the spot...it's time for all the stuff to STOP..not only from the white side the black side also.
By: Loretta on February 6, 2012

Mattews is just another of the racist Anti-Kings, responsible for keeping black people's eyes OFF the prize. Get rid of him before your sponsors do.
By: Thom Gorman on February 6, 2012

Fire the nasty, racist THADDEUS MATTHEWS, NOW!!!! A white man who did this would already be history. YOU PROVE YOUR RACISM BY ALLOWING HIM TO STAY!!! I guess it is okay if you are a liberal black to call a conservative, black, CHRISTIAN, LADY a "curly haired nigga" and "stupid" and etc. But don't dare call a spade a spade. I know. I did it and the injured (lol) party, squealed like a stuck pig and squealed and squealed until facebook took down my post there about this upstanding member of the black liberal media. It seems to me that IF (QUALIFIER, IF) anyone is a "curly haired n--ga" and "stupid" member of the black community it would be the name caller and not the caller!!! Just trying to be logical. That is all. Why do you think it is that the liberal blacks and liberal media and liberal establishment THINK that for one to be AUTHENTICALLY BLACK, they must be a liberal??? Why are the likes of Herman Cain, Allen West, Clarence Thomas and others of their QUALITY, NOT authentic blacks??? Why is Barry Soetoro, a/k/a Barack Obama a/k/a numerous other names, who is half white and un-American an authentic black, when REAL 100% black conservative Americans are not!!! At least in a liberal's mind! Why is that. Ignorance, racism and greed!!! That is why!!!! There it is!!
By: Bro. Butch Cates on February 7, 2012

Thaddeus Matthews treatment of Cong. candidate Chalotte Bergmann is the vilest racism I've ever heard on radio. He calls her a "token negro," as well as a "stupid" "curly-haired nigga," tells her to take her "stupid ignorant ass" out of his studio, refuses to shake hands because he's "scared 'cause some of that whiteness might rub off on me," & bids her goodbye with "Get your ass up outta here!" His abuse runs somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes. She remains polite throughout. If Thaddeus stays on the air, WPLX will become THE example of racists abuse in radio. I teach journalism students, & have already assigned his rant, available on youtube, as a topic to be discussed from a racial and legal POV. It's a disgrace that you've let him stay on the air. Does a host have to shoot a guest before you fire him?!
By: David from Mt. Vernon on February 7, 2012

FIRE THE RACIST!
By: Robert Blahunka on February 8, 2012

Last night on the Lou Dobbs show I saw this RACIST, named matthews ranting. How is it even possible garbage like this has an open mike on a radio station. He doesn't want her whiteness to rub off on him. I, who am white, am beyond insulted. I demand William Pollack and the management of wplx-am 1180 fire this RACIST immediately.
By: Nick Mistovich on February 8, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true. I've seen too much hate to want to hate, myself, and every time I see it, I say to myself, hate is too great a burden to bear.
By: John on February 8, 2012

By Martin Luther King Jr: Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
By: JJStar on February 8, 2012

Martin Luther King also said, "Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love." "Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love".
By: JC on February 8, 2012

Pitiful. I have reported your station to the FCC. This man is a loud mouth punk who is trying to keep his community "On the plantation" for the democrats..... you lost Thad.... You lost. fcc(.)gov/complaints.htm?id For anyone who wants to report him also.
By: Token Black on February 9, 2012

As a former radio DJ myself I find this beyond the pale. There is simply no excuse for this kind of behavior. I believe I saw a HATE CRIME committed right there on YouTube. That man is racist, bigoted and so firmly besotted with himself that he deserves NO FURTHER EMPLOYMENT IN ANY BROADCASTING CAPACITY. I do not care if he tries to con his way into another job by promising to read bedtime nursery stories to children. FIRE HIM. If you do not, then you and you're motivations are as suspect as his. This kind of uncivil discourse MUST STOP. My next stop is the FCC. I will be lodging a complaint against the HATE CRIME INSTIGATOR, as well as the STATION ITSELF. Maybe it IS time we let AM radio die and relegate it to the Smithsonian. Little good is being done with it now as far as I can see.
By: Anonymous on February 9, 2012

That guy is a racist punk. It's typical behavior and treatment that people who think the way this political pinhead thinks that they treat others this way. He's a loathsome racist creep and a pox on him and everyone who agrees with this hater.
By: Daniel Shafner on February 12, 2012

Why isn't this moron fired? What a piece of human debris this guy is. Send him packing. It ain't rocket science to host a blues show. Filth.
By: Daniel Shafner on February 12, 2012

He should be terminated for remarks. Companies that support this station should be boycotted
By: rick on February 13, 2012

I think he is a wise man,good at what he does.
By: Cynthia Tate on February 18, 2012

Cindy, You are obviously as disturbed as Thaddeus is. The mind baffling part, is that you aren't even aware that you are disturbed.
By: Curtis Tribune on February 25, 2012

And I thought no one had experienced this but my family. I read and read and still could not get the gist of why people in the commuity were treating my family so hateful. Well this is it. We are the "Charlotte Bergman's" of our community. Mainly these attacks are black on black targets. Also, often some people from another race, who planted the seeds, will include themselves to target the victims of the these hate crimes. I experienced this in Eastern North Carolina. I called the FBI office who told me to go to the local sheriff's department. I visited the local sheriff's department and the secretary/receptionist was already schooled on how to discourage my visit. "The sheriff has gone for today." No other information was givben. I called the FBI, they had someone there talking hateful also to discourage my report. When I told the FBI that my visits to the sheriffs office was reported to members of my community, the FBI Agent very hatefully said, "that information is public information." It went on for years. People that I knew and went to school with would talk to me and mention my siblings. Before sundown, they would have gone to my sibling and stirred up a mess of conflict. This was done to bring on division. My dear mother was targetet in the nursing home also. I happened to have been walking up to my mother's room and approaching a nurse's station. One of the aides said to me, "You're not Black." I said, "What?" She said, "nothing." Mind you my eyes are hazel. I just felt baffled. Things kept happening and I now know why. It's called "Uncle Thoming".
By: Anonymous on April 7, 2012

I sure do miss thaddeus matthews voice here in memphis. Yes he spews venom but he had valid points and told truths about corruption in this city no one would dare say that needed to be told! I didnt always sgree with thad but i liked him. He was more entertaining than most of these jerks with a platform. So what if he was crude. I miss him
By: anonymous on September 17, 2012

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