You know you've crossed the line when the CEO has to step in and issue a public statement for the way you've been behaving. Entercom CEO David Field has had enough of the Kirk Minihane controversy at his Boston sports-talker WEEI-FM and the negative publicity. Minihane, the third wheel on the Dennis & Callahan show, has been suspended for a week without pay for the insults he's been hurling at Fox's Erin Andrews. Fox Sports has pulled all of its advertising with Entercom (see next story) so it remains to be seen if one week is all Minihane gets when this is all said and done. Minihane called Andrews a gutless b***h and said she should drop dead. He offered a half-hearted apology on the WEEI website and went on vacation. Upon is "triumphant return," he was right back at it standing by his original position.
Here's the statement from Field on the matter: "Kirk Minihane's statements regarding Erin Andrews were offensive and deplorable. It is clear by the response from our listeners, advertisers, and employees that Kirk's efforts to apologize and make this right have been insufficient and ambiguous. We want to make it unequivocally clear that his comments were unacceptable and do not reflect Entercom's values and standards. As a result, we have suspended Kirk for the upcoming week."
(7/27/2014 9:05:38 AM)
ht have been insufficient and ambiguous. We want to make it unequivocally clear that his comments were unacceptable and do not reflect Entercom's values and standards.
Or add..."it didn't hit my radar screen until fox pulled their ad money...they it hit our "values"
What a embarrassment for our industry.
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