San Francisco's FREE FM station, 106.9 KFIR, has a big empty hole in its line up after firing John London this past weekend. The San Jose Mercury News reports that London was fired for "offering a reward on the air to have talk host Penn Jillette killed."
I think Don Imus would have been fired about 10 years ago (or more, but I think he really was fired back then!) if such on-air stunts were to be taken seriously every time a DJ says such a thing. Soooo, the only thing I can figure is either London's ratings sucked and they were looking for an excuse to fire him, or perhaps he made similar comments while off-the-air, thus making his on-air "threats" convincing to some. I think the money is in the former choice rather than the latter, and the company is afraid of ticking off poor ol' Jillette.
Obviously, London claimed his death-for-hire comments were simply satire and were sarcastic; that was probably the case.
In typical radio station fashion, the website is silent on the episode as if the DJ never existed (which is why THIS website does exist!)
There are so many "cool" links in San Francisco, that I decided to try to find 3 that aren't. It turns out they actually are cool:
Commanders Club/San Francisco
Puppets on the Pier
Tenderloin.net (not safe for work)