Email Argument Leads To Mike Missanelli's Suspension At 97.5 The Fanatic/Philadelphia
February 4, 2014 at 8:03 PM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA Sports WPEN (97.5 THE FANATIC)/PHILADELPHIA has suspended afternoon host MIKE MISSANELLI after an email exchange with a detractor went public at DEADSPIN.
MISSANELLI repeatedly called the emailer a "latent homosexual" in the emails, which are dated throughout NOVEMBER and DECEMBER of last year. In another email, MISSANELLI told another person, "Dude, I would f--king PRAY for you to introduce yourself to me. I'll put a f--king axe through your head."
PHILLY.COM quotes a statement from the station as reading, "“We are aware of the email communications between MIKE and one of his listeners. This individual has been harassing MIKE by email for several years, which is cause for concern, and we are working with MIKE to try to identify this person and stop the abuse. However, that does not excuse MIKE’s conduct. The content of his emails is unacceptable and does not reflect our values as a company. MIKE has been suspended and understands that future similar conduct will not be tolerated."