Skip to comments.Severin suspended after illegal alien, swine flu remarks
Posted on 05/01/2009 4:17:55 AM PDT by appleseed
Conservative WTKK radio host Jay Severin was suspended indefinitely today after making offensive remarks about illegal aliens and the swine flu, sources tell the Herald.
Severin was shocked to learn about the suspension, the sources said, as the station had been using those same remarks in on-air promos.
Heidi Raphael, a spokeswoman for station owner Greater Media, confirmed Severins suspension saying the station would have no further comment.
Spanish-language daily newspaper El Diario la Prensa in New York City, reported earlier this week that Severin was using the flu to attack Mexicans and immigrants.
For Severin, Mexicans are criminaliens and primitives who export venereal diseases to the United States, the paper reported. The shock jock referred to the strain of flu as swine-aka-Janet Napolitano flu.
Thats not the end of Severins anti-immigrant rants. Immigrants are leeches and their children, he warns, dont speak English, will retard schools, add to crime and spread disease. Amid all of this, Severin has the audacity to state, I dont mean to hype the story, the paper said.
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Today’s Herald says Jay Severin and his agent will meet with WTKK on Monday to discuss his
future with the station.
Is he coming back or not, and if so, would Greater Media try to re-negotiate his contract?
If not, I could poss. see them putting McPhee in Graham’s slot, Graham in pm drive,
and a syndie host (Hannity?) or lower-paid local host at 7 pm...But we’ll see.
I sense an audible delight in their voices when I pronounce their names correctly, we had a lot of Pacific Rim people out in the Northwest, and if you listened, you could learn a lot of things from them.
Still no resolution to Jay situation; VB filling in today.
“”WTKK and Greater Media value an open and vigorous dialogue, but we also strongly adhere to basic principles of civility, common decency and respect for all cultures. We believe Jay’s suspension is the best way to uphold both of these corporate policies. WTKK Management met with Jay Severin and his agent today. He will continue to remain on suspension until further notice.”