Don Imus Gets 2 Week Suspension

David Tomm
Mon Apr 9 23:07:18 EDT 2007

I'm surprised no one has brought up the case of Mark & Brian, longtime 
morning hosts at classic rocker KLOS in Los Angeles.  Several years ago 
they got into a similar situation when they gave away "little black 
hoes."  They were literally black plastic garden hoes.  Obviously the 
theatre of the mind got way out of control and they wound up getting 
suspended.  They took a week or two off, made numerous apologies, then 
returned to the air as if nothing happened.  My guess is that the same 
thing will happen with the I-Man.

Sharpton's bluster is nothing more than a calculated move to draw 
attention to his own fledgling talk show syndicated by Radio One to a 
bunch of low powered AM stations (including WILD) that few people 
listen to.  I'm firmly convinced this whole dustup has nothing to do 
with drawing attention to racism and everything to do with 
promotion--during the spring book no less.  MSNBC, CBS and Radio One 
must be loving the publicity.

-Dave Tomm
"Mike Thomas"

On Apr 9, 2007, at 9:39 PM, radiotony wrote:

> Fairness in Accuracy and Reporting, a liberal media watchdog group, is
> calling on people to call both CBS and MSNBC to complain about Imus' 
> show.
> They have a pretty good overview of some of the outlandish things 
> which Imus
> and his crew have said over the years at this link/
> Best,
> Tony Schinella
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On 
> Behalf Of
> David Tomm
> Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 9:25 PM
> To: Mark Watson
> Cc: Boston Radio
> Subject: Re: Don Imus Gets 2 Week Suspension
> Just a sniggly point here...Imus actually does his radio show from the
> MSNBC studios in New Jersey.   He moved out of the WFAN studios in
> Queens a couple of years back, but they remain the radio flagship.  The
> network built him a special set that works better for TV but is still a
> functioning radio studio.  I saw something online awhile ago that said
> Imus has the number one cable news morning show beating CNN This
> Morning and Fox & Friends.  That may not be saying much in comparison
> to his radio audience, but still....
> -Dave Tomm
> "Mike Thomas"
> On Apr 9, 2007, at 8:59 PM, Mark Watson wrote:
>>  Don Imus has been suspended for 2 weeks from radio & TV starting next
>> Monday April 16th in the wake of remarks he made on his show last week
>> about the Rutgers University women's basketball team. Imus' radio show
>> originates at WFAN New York and is syndicated nationally by Westwood
>> One. WTKK 96.9 airs the Imus show in Boston. MSNBC airs Imus live from
>> his radio studio from 6 to 9 AM.
>> No mention on what will be airing in place of Imus during his
>> suspension.
>> Mark Watson

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