Skip to comments.Sever-ance III
Posted on 05/23/2009 4:43:22 AM PDT by MartinaMisc
Jay Severinor at least, a modified version thereofcould return to WTKKs airwaves soon.
According to WGBH-TVs Greater Boston, Severinwho was indefinitely suspended last month for controversial comments about Mexicos role in the spread of swine flumay be brought back under three conditions: a restructuring of his salary (said to be around $1 million annually), a change in the overly sarcastic tone of his show, and an agreement to broadcast the show from WTKKs Dorchester, Mass. studios, as opposed to his home.
A toned-down Severin will be a better Severin. The Extreme Games host had a less acerbic tone during his tenure on WRKO-AM in the late-1990s; he maintained that civil tone in the early weeks of his WTKK tenure, before moving to a rougher, Michael Savage-esque style. For years, this style drew ratings and revenuebut as of late, Severins sarcasm hasnt succeeded.
There have been suggestions that Greater Media, the parent company of WTKK, would like its talk stations to have a less over-the-top style. Not for nothing did WTKK recently run Philadelphia talk-radio star Michael Smerconish in Severins slot: Smerconishs positive, partisan-but-not-excessively-so style is clearly less potentially controversial than Severins approach.
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