WEEI's Pete Sheppard Quits On The Air
April 15, 2013 at 4:31 AM (PT)
Veteran ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-F/BOSTON host PETE SHEPPARD abruptly quit his weekend show on the air SATURDAY evening, telling listeners that he had issues with ENTERCOM's recent operation of the station.
SHEPPARD, who was dropped from the station in JANUARY 2010 and brought back for weekends and fill-in in MARCH 2012, told the BOSTON HERALD, “I didn’t want this to happen this way. The writing is on the wall. That place is going down the toilet. Everybody can see it. There’s no loyalty to the people who have worked there. Money didn’t have anything to do with it. I wish it was that simple." He said he sent his concerns to GM JEFF BROWN but that BROWN had not responded; on the air, he said that his issue was with the company and not with PD JASON WOLFE.
“Yes, we are making changes," BROWN said in a statement provided to the HERALD, "but the WEEI goal remains the same: Producing the best Sports Talk for the best sports fans in AMERICA and delivering top-notch results for our clients. Some take those changes better and more professionally than others. It’s just the nature of the business.”
On Twitter, SHEPPARD added, "it had to be done ... Extreme set of circumstances and I apologize for nothing..It's a sinking ship."