Anti-Police Fairbanks Radio Host Steve Floyd Gets Fired Due To Backlash

Steve Floyd was fired from KFAR radio after suggesting that it was a police officer's fault for getting shot.

Steve Floyd was fired from KFAR radio after suggesting that it was a police officer’s fault for getting shot. (KFAR)

Anti-Police Fairbanks Radio Host Steve Floyd Gets Fired Due To Backlash

Fairbanks, Alaska – A Gofundme account was set up by Steve Floyd, after the now former KFAR radio host was fired this week for making outrageous comments about Fairbanks Police Sergeant Allen Brandt.

Since being fired by KFAR Radio, a Steve Floyd Gofundme account was opened under the title “Steve Floyd’s Free Speech Radio,” for which he wrote a story for the fund’s campaign. In that story Floyd is seeking $35 thousand dollars to remodel his house, and buy thousands of dollars of electronic equipment so he can broadcast a podcast. “I need to turn one of the rooms in my tiny house into a studio, so I can do it from home and be with my family. From the computers to the microphones, from the mixers to the software, I am starting from SCRATCH,” wrote Floyd in the Gofundme story section.

Prior to being fired, Steve Floyd was the host of KFAR Radio’s “Problem Corner” segment in which he accused Fairbanks Police Department’s Sergeant Allen Brandt of “accosting” a suspect prior to Sergeant Brant being shot five times by said suspect.

Steve Floyd remained defiant and in complete support of his ignorant and insensitive comments made about Sergeant Allen Brandt being brutally shot. In the story, Floyd immediately identifies himself as “a former interrogator & intelligence collector for the US Army.” Floyd then somehow tries to make a connection between interrogating people and taking calls on his radio program when he wrote, “I learned a questioning technique (in the Army) that came in quite handy as a radio host.”

Steve Floyd continued to belittle what happened to Sergeant Allen Brandt by simplifying his comments as being “not popular with some in the community.” He also said, “I challenged some dearly held beliefs and espoused a position that was clearly NOT popular with some in the community. Those people then put pressure on the advertisers, who, in turn, pulled their sponsorship. I refused to apologize for doing something that I do not believe to be wrong and I accept the fact that my employers felt they had to terminate.” Towards the end of the story Floyd then labeled all those who disagreed with his outrageous comments about Sergeant Brandt as being  the “politically correct crowd.”

Prior to Steve Floyd being fired, Fairbanks Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Jewkes wrote a letter to the editor, as well as on his personal Facebook account, suggesting that the advertisers wouldn’t be too happy about Floyd’s statements. We then covered the story here.

Many in the Fairbanks community say their efforts to contact KFAR advertisers were not done with the intentions of starting a boycott. They instead identified it as a way of making the local businesses aware of Steve Floyd’s insensitive comments so that they could come to their own conclusion on whether they would continue doing business with KFAR.

Advertisers immediately began pulling their advertising from KFAR and some even posted explanations on their company Facebook pages. Bowman Arms, which is a gun store located 29 College Road, Fairbanks, Alaska (907- 374-9000) posted this on their website:

There have been reports of many other advertisers pulling their ads from KFAR Radio in support of Fairbanks Police hero, Sergeant Allen Brandt.

Do you think that it was appropriate for Steve Floyd to get fired? Let us know what you think int he comments below or on our Facebook Page.

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  • Jeremy

    Absolutely! Actions have consequences.

  • Myhusbandswife

    I felt bad that he was fired but when presented with the opportunity to apologize and save his job he chose not to. It was his choice.

  • Scott Malcolm

    “I need to turn one of the rooms in my tiny house into a studio, so I
    can do it from home and be with my family. From the computers to the
    microphones, from the mixers to the software, I am starting from
    SCRATCH,”

    Awwwwww poor baby! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cdaab2f84076cc1f6fd6afa9eb40c920f4b71ea85af0c38223e5e044d59ea05f.png

    • ladywriter24

      this is epic…love it…thanks for sharing

  • I AM DEPLORABLE ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

    Thank goodness a company finally has the eggs to fire a loud mouth conspiracy theory progressive liberal hack. As for his GOFU*KME account, who cares.

  • Mimi Gray

    Hell yes it was appropriate, and sincerely hope his gofundme campaign fails miserably

  • David Bill

    I don’t condone violence but I do condone a good old fashioned a** whooping for this guy.

  • Jim Beam

    So in 2 days of begging for money your gofundme page shows a total of 16 people donating a whopping $1,440 towards your $35,000 goal. With that kind of a following I’m surprised the radio station didn’t can you earlier.

  • Dennis Mirante

    Good, he deserves to get it UTA.