Thursday, April 26, 2007

Imus Wanna Bes Follow In His Footsteps

A pair of college radio station shock jocks have emulated Don Imus right out of their jobs.

A program director at radio station WQRI at Roger Williams University has fired on air personalities Dana Peloso and Jon Porter for uttering the same phrase that got Imus fired at MSNBC and CBS Radio.

Here's the difference.

Peloso and Porter had been told to not repeat what Imus said on the air.

They chose to defy management and now suffer the consequences.

When you work for someone in radio, you say what they tell you to say, or, as this case illustrates, you don't say what they tell you not to say.

Hopefully for Peloso and Porter, it's a lesson learned.

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