WLOB suspends 2 talk show hosts
Thu May 8 16:46:17 EDT 2008
Kevin Vahey wrote:
> There has to be more to this story than the paper is reporting
Two weekend hosts at WLOB in Portland got into a very loud and heated
exchange on the air during what is normally considered a
cross-over/hand-off. "hey, next guy? What's on the show today?"
"well, now guy - today we're gonna make the vu meter needles move and take
some phone calls"
"Great! That's coming right up!"
What was in the paper was tame compared to what Mr.Castaldi attested to on
camera to WGME-TV the other day. the online story is gone as they recycle
the links (looks like news 13's online coverage has 9 or 10 links they
calling someone of italian heritage "f***ing G*****" is bad enough, doing so
in the workplace with an open mic - that's a whole 'nother ball of wax. the
allegations of the open-mic tirade were backed-up with numerous (according
to station management) calls of complaint.
now - as to why Mr.Cataldi is out, the tv and print coverage of the story
has him admitting to having a change-of-shift "handoff" turn into something
ugly - heated discussions happen (apparently their crossover thing turned
political) - is puzzling only in that one must wonder what his offense was.
- -Chuck Igo
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