In the video of the program that appears on the HCTV website, Kemter’s microphone stops working in the middle of his speech. When Kemter notices members of the crowd saying that they can’t hear him, he taps the microphone, looks at someone off-camera and says “A.J., mic,” referring to Stokes.
Kemter looks at the crowd, smiles and explains that this was why he had asked attendees to move closer when he opened his speech. He continues speaking, and after about two minutes, the microphone comes back on and stays on for the remainder of the speech. The audio of what Kemter said can still be heard during the video because there was a shotgun microphone on HCTV’s video camera.