Talk show host's comments draw protests

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Ed Dubose (center), the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Georgia State Conference, leads Champ Walker (left) and others in a protest of Augusta radio talk show host Austin Rhodes in front of the Beasley Broadcast Group offices on Jimmie Dyess Parkway. The protesters gathered Thursday to demand that the station fire Mr. Rhodes because of comments he made about the woman who accused Duke University lacrosse players of rape last year. On Friday, Ryan's Restaurant Group announced that it is suspending all advertising and promotional activity with WGAC radio and all of the Beasley Broadcasting radio outlets in Augusta.