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NJ 101.5 To Host US Senate Debate

New Jersey 101.5 will host one of three debates between U.S. Senate candidates Bob Menendez and Joe Kyrillos.

Bob Menedez & Joe Kyrillos
Bob Menedez & Joe Kyrillos (Flickr,Facebook)

Eric Scott will host the debate on Wednesday, October 10 in the New Jersey 101.5 studios. Listeners will be part of the debate by asking questions of the candidates via live phone call, email, text and a live interactive blog.

“For over two decades, every candidate for statewide office has come on our air to speak to New Jersey voters and answer THEIR questions,” said Scott, the Executive Director of Network Operations for Townsquare Media NJ.  “This is the only forum that allows voters to drive the debate.  We are pleased to continue that tradition.”

The debate will air on NJ101.5 radio and Townsquare Media sister station 92.7 WOBM in Toms River. A live video stream of the debate will be available on the websites of all of Townsquare Media’s 10 New Jersey radio stations in Monmouth & Ocean counties and in Atlantic City.

“Menendez  is looking forward to presenting his record at the upcoming debates and discussing the issues that matter most the people of New Jersey,” said Menendez for Senate Campaign Manager Michael Soliman in a statement.

Kyrillos, who  had hoped for 5 debates during the campaign, says that Menendez during his last campaign in 2006 accepted many invitations to debate but says “now that ‘Belt-way Bob’ has record of economic failure following him around, he doesn’t want to talk.”

The first debate will take place at Montclair State University on Thursday, October 4 and air on NJTV. The final debate wil air on Sunday, October 14  on WABC TV in New York, WPVI TV in Philadelphia and on Univision. It is sponsored by the League of Women Voters.


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