Westboro Baptist trades protest for radio air time

DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - The group that declared its intent to picket fallen Alabama Marine Lance Cpl. Jason Barfield's funeral has traded their promise to picket for air time on a local radio station.

According to a release from WKMX, 106.7 KMX reached out to the Westboro Baptist Church and promised to give them one hour of on-air time if they agreed not to show up and picket Lance Cpl. Barfield's funeral.

Westboro Baptist agreed to the terms. The broadcast will happen Friday morning on 106.7 FM WKMX starting at 7:15 a.m., a prime time slot for radio broadcasts.

Lance Cpl. Barfield is scheduled to be laid to rest on Saturday, November 5 with a memorial planned for 11:00 a.m. at Ashford High School at 607 Church Street, Ashford, AL.