Duke Fans Accept WTKW Reimbursement Payment
February 25, 2014 at 4:10 PM (PT)
GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS Classic Rock WTKW (TK 99)/SYRACUSE morning show GOMEZ & DAVE offered two DUKE basketball fans a partial reimbursement for tickets to a SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY basketball game from which they were ejected by an SU security guard.
GOMEZ & DAVE offered to pay SHANE HACKETT and his fiance a total of $500 as partial reimbursement for tickets to the DUKE-SYRACUSE game on FEBRUARY 1st. In exchange, HACKETT agreed to not sue SU and to never attend a game at the SYRACUSE Carrier Dome. HACKETT paid $1,000 for the two tickets.
GALAXY CEO ED LEVINE confirmed that the station's offer was legit and as the flagship station for SU sports, TK99 wanted to put an end to the matter. "There's a spirit of good competition, that DUKE's our new biggest rival, that I think is healthy," said LEVINE. "But this is not typically the kind of fans we have at the Carrier Dome. I just thought the sooner we can make this all go away the better."