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Radio station files lawsuit against Mo. lawmaker

Radio station files lawsuit against Mo. lawmaker

June 28th, 2011 in News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A radio station has filed a lawsuit against a Missouri senator, claiming the state lawmaker owes money for using its studio.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that radio station WGNU-AM contends Sen. Robin Wright-Jones owes $3,623 plus interest. The lawsuit was filed June 16.

Wright-Jones, a Democrat from St. Louis, started a show on the radio station in 2009 that lasted until last year.

The station's hosts frequently are not paid directly and instead buy airtime in exchange for ad sales. Wright-Jones says she is surprised by the lawsuit because she said there have been payments on the account in recent months.

The lawsuit was filed days after Wright-Jones reached a settlement in a lawsuit stemming from her birthday party at the Four Seasons Hotel.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com