K98.3 radio hosts Steve Harper, Leeana Karlson to return to air Monday following weeklong suspension

The Long Island radio hosts behind a hoax involving an anti-gay birthday party RSVP will soon be back on the air. Station management at K98.3

The pair said they made it up to

The pair said they made it up to "spur healthy discourse on a highly passionate topic." (2/18/14)

WOODBURY - The Long Island radio hosts behind a hoax involving an anti-gay birthday party RSVP will soon be back on the air. 

Station management at K98.3 announced that Steve Harper and Leeana Karlson will return to the air Monday morning, following a weeklong suspension. 

Last week, Harper and Karlson posted a photo of an invitation to a 7-year-old girl's birthday party on the station's Facebook page. The invite had supposedly been sent by two gay Baldwin dads who were throwing a party for their daughter. The photo of the invite posted by the station had been scrawled with an anti-gay response. 

The hoax post quickly spread on the Internet, but several days later, Harper and Karlson admitted the story was "totally fictitious." They apologized and said they made it up to "spur a healthy discourse on a highly passionate topic."

Station management says they decided the weeklong suspension was sufficient after meeting with David Kilmnick, the chief executive officer of the Long Island GLBT Network. 

More on this topic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

According to police, the car crashed into a 1 Police respond to car into building in North Bellmore
Nassau Police are investigating a multi-vehicle accident that 2 Police: 1 person killed in multi-vehicle LIE accident
The homeowner tells News 12 she called PSEG 3 Homeowner claims debris removal too costly after PSEG trimmed trees
The town says it is presenting a plan 4 Riverhead eyes plan to keep truck traffic off local road
Police released a picture yesterday of a suspect 5 Nassau steps up patrols at 7-Eleven stores after ATM skimming scams

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The pair said they made it up to Radio hosts suspended for party RSVP hoax

The Long Island radio hosts behind a hoax involving an anti-gay birthday party RSVP have

Radio hosts: Hateful RSVP was a hoax

A homophobic note allegedly sent by a Baldwin mother in response to a birthday party

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE