Dan M Gaffney
Home (302) 424-7596
307 S Walnut St
Milford, DE 19963-1959
Dan is a morning talk radio host on 105.9FM in Lewes, DE. The station spawned when Gaffney led a defection of so-called “conservatives” from another southern Delaware station WGMD. Gaffney threw his lot in with Delmarva Broadcasting which is to radio “journalism” what the News Journal is to print…which is to say, a joke and little more than a propaganda arm for the progressive movement. Hosts like Gaffney downstate and Rick Jensen up north are little more than shills for progressive ideas and if nothing else, they portray conservatives as dimwitted in their inability to adequately deflect the progressive ideas tossed about by the Delaware elites. Jensen and Gaffney (while Gaffney was still with WGMD) got a few minutes of international fame when they took turns ambushing former U.S. Senate Candidate Christine O’Donnell with gotcha questions and then making a big deal out of a few seconds of soundbites for the better part of a year. Most recently, Gaffney inflamed racial tensions when he accused the Milford Public School system of “racism” over poorly worded signs at state schools. Even though no Hispanic had complained (despite a rather large and vocal Hispanic and minority rights lobby in the state), Gaffney felt that it was important enough to inflame tensions by accusing the schools of being racist. What was on the signs that were so bad? In Spanish, the signs read, “You must have a permit to play on the field. Violators will be subject to police action.” As a result of his little ruse and the subsequent firestorm in the media (which has gained him some national fame now), Milford Schools received calls from across the country including death threats and threats to harm “white children”. Gaffney’s inconsiderate and unthoughtful attack placed innocent children in danger from radicals. Now, Mr. Gaffney’s information is public record.
Originally from Ohio, he lives in Milford with his wife Becky. Susan and Dylan Gaffney (their son) also reside in Milford with him. Feel free to give him a call at (302) 424-7596 and let him know what you think about his irresponsible actions.
Mr Gaffney maintains his innocence in the case. Well, in a letter to us he says that his posts were seized from his personal Facebook wall by the Daily KOS and published along with his photo without permission. He blames the Daily KOS blogger “Delaware Dem” for the issue going viral. Our sources say that Gaffney was all too happy to seize on the publicity and is now in full-fledged panic and damage control mode thanks to many calls and emails. He also informed us that the map that was published was incorrect (it has been removed) but the address remains correct. Gaffney also says that he has confirmed with Milford School District staff that the originally reported threats have stopped after the removal of the signs. Gaffney asserts that the local district staff and police deny reports of any threats but our sources still insist that some threats were received at the school named in numerous articles that grew from the incident. Whether the school reported it or if the subsequent nationwide backlash has caused the authorities to no longer report the threats is a matter of contention. Gaffney asserts that he meant no harm by the original Facebook posting. Finally, Gaffney says that he is not a “journalist” but rather a talk show host. We believe that he has a responsibility to his listeners to be responsible in how he handles incidents like this. We believe that there should be no further contacts of the Gaffney residence based on his response but we remain dedicated to ensuring that individuals who have exercised questionable judgement in media are held to account and will be leaving this post active. We hope that Mr. Gaffney has learned a valuable lesson.