David Jay appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio's "To the Best of Our Knowledge" program on February 7. The hosts asked the founder of AVEN about his relationships. Jay took the opportunity to discuss romantic relationships, but aromantic asexuals were not mentioned during the broadcast.
The pre-Valentine's Day broadcast focused on his love and the lack of sex in his love life. Such broadcasts are standard fare when radio and television stations plan their early February programming. The hosts may have wanted to focus only on romantic relationships, but they needed to take time out to acknowledge the existence of aromantic individuals. When the founder of AVEN mentions all of the romantic orientations except for aromanticism, people outside of the asexual community will assume such people do not exist.
Jay has stated in many other public interviews that asexuality is a spectrum, and the spectrum includes people who do not seek a romantic partner.. He makes no explicit mention of this in the February 7 interview, “And that attraction is so strong that there are people in the asexual community who identify as homo-romantic or bi-romantic or hetero-romantic because they are still attracted, romantically attracted to people, it's just not about sexuality..”
Jay's comments do not exclude the possibility of aromantic asexuals. A listener could infer their existence by listening to the way he phrases his answer. He does not say that all asexuals feel a certain way. The quotes always say "some" or "most."
Sarah Mitchell, the asexual interviewed for the 20/20 piece, admitted that she talked about romantic asexuals, but the show's editors cut out the audio and video..