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Suspended Wis. radio host back on air with apology


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Green Bay talk-show host has marked his return from a two-week suspension with an apology to the state's lieutenant governor.

Jerry Bader was back on the air Monday at WTAQ. He took responsibility for his previous actions and repeated his earlier apology to Barbara Lawton.

Bader had been suspended for making salacious comments about Lawton after she dropped out of the governor's race last month citing "very personal reasons." Bader speculated on the reason she dropped out. He later retracted his comments.

Lawton wanted the station to take stronger action than a suspension. But WTAQ general manager Duke Wright says he heard from a number of listeners whose message was, "Everyone makes mistakes."

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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