Friday, October 22, 2010

What Juan Williams Said...

...that got him fired.

We didn't hear this live, but according to industry publication Radio Ink Magazine, Williams said the following on The O'Reilly Factor:
"When I get on the plane ... if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."
I wonder if Williams got worried and nervous as soon as those words left his mouth, thinking he might get fired for uttering them.

For an insider's view of the Juan Williams firing, here's some insight from one of our local NPR guys, Colin McEnroe.

What's your take on the situation? Is this one radio voice that shouldn't have been kicked off the air so abruptly?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quiet Thunder

We received several reports from the Twin Cities today about a missing DJ, but this one from a reader named Mary had the most details:

"Greg Thunder" of the Greg and Melissa morning show on KS95 in Minneapolis/St. Paul was suspiciously absent today. Occasionally they'd mention of a DJ is sick or out and they didn't even mention his name today. They have a producer named Trey that has been talking on air more and more lately, and the last few weeks they've been calling the show "The Greg, Melissa, and Trey Show" rather than just Greg & Melissa. Then today, they were calling the show "The KS95 Morning Show" and not mentioning his name. This is the SAME THING they did a few years ago when Cheryl Kaye was booted from the show. I miss him! If anything, they should have gotten rid of the obnoxious guy named "Moon" from the Moon & Staci afternoon/evening show!

What happened to Greg??
Mary (and anyone else who is reading this), let me tell you what we've heard about Greg Thunder. According to a couple of industry trade magazines today, Greg Thunder quit the radio station for another job in a bigger market... In other words, he's moving on up and the new gig is still a secret - either as they work out the contract kinks or until Thunder's new station fires the guy he's replacing.

We'll keep you posted as we learn more, or maybe even get Greg to check in and share his whereabouts with you directly.... Stay tuned!

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Zealand DJs Mess Up Too

A report from CNN this morning about a radio DJ who called the country's governor general a "fat Indian" is refreshing because it shows that our on-air personalities in the US aren't the only jocks that put their feet in their mouths from time to time.

Full story: New Zealand DJ sorry for 'fat Indian' insult at CNN