Glenn Beck Awaits Approval to Turn Former Church Site into Studio

 
on October 20 2011 2:28 AM
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During his keynote speech at the NRA convention, Glenn Beck displayed an image of Mike Bloomberg giving a Nazi salute. REUTERS

Right-wing pundit Glenn Beck's latest mission seems to be converting the former site of a Texas church into his new multimedia studio.

Beck's company, Mercury Radio Arts, has put forward a request to the city of Southlake to rezone the 13.67 acres at 2121 E. Southlake Blvd. that used to house Gateway Church's worship center into a zone that would house radio, television, Internet broadcasting and production studio uses, NBC reported. The company is waiting for an approval.

The zoning committee will vote on the change Thursday evening. If approved, the proposal will move on to the city council.

Beck, who was a high-profile host on Fox News, left the channel in June and launched his own online network, GBTV. This spring, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the interactive arm of the MLB, collaborated with Beck and agreed to provide him with a streaming video platform.

Beck had been in the news for many controversies, even before he had a show on Fox News.

 In 2007, when he was a host on CNN's Headline News, he blamed the wildfires in California on the damn environmentalists and in 2006, he said the Middle East was being overrun by 10th-century barbarians and if they succeeded, we're going to have to nuke the whole place.

While working for Fox News in 2009, Beck found himself in trouble after calling President Barack Obama of being a racist. After an aggressive campaign by progressives, nearly 400 advertisers boycotted his show, Huffington Post reported.

 

 

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