Municipal official threatens to pull radio station's advertising
This took place minutes after an incident involving Jorge Bailón, the city's mayor, who burst into the radio station uninvited and attempted to interrupt the interview.
Journalists Patricio Salinas, Wilman Morocho and Hugo Pitisaca were talking to councillor Geovanny Aginsaca about the authorization of a two-month holiday for the mayor, when Bailón himself burst in, took Aginsaca's microphone and demanded that the transmission be cut, while the listeners heard what was happening in a live transmission.
Twenty minutes later, the radio station's director received Jaramillo's phone call in which she demanded that the station immediately stop the broadcast or else the municipality would pull its advertising. Salinas refused to cut the broadcast.
Jaramillo later admitted having had a conversation with Salinas but denied the radio station's version of events, calling it ill-intentioned and saying, "They want to make a request appear as a threat." She also stated that the request was made to avoid misinterpretations and so that the mayor's image would not be impacted.