WGN's Jimmy de Castro 'Sits Down' For Blunt Interview With Chicago Sun-Times
March 10, 2014 at 4:04 AM (PT)
TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO Pres./GM JIMMY DE CASTRO is the subject of the latest edition of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES' "THE SITDOWN" interviews, telling the paper that he does not "want a younger audience for ’GN. I want 35- to 65- or 70-year-old people."
In the blunt interview, DE CASTRO says that he is "not spending a nickel [at WGN]. All the people writing that I’m spending all this money have no f----- idea what they’re talking about. None ... I don’t have one contract with one person on our station. Not one. They’re all here because of how they feel. Any time they want, they can walk out the door." The talk also gets personal, with talk about how his parents' deaths when he was 15 led him to "have to go out and fight for it, because I had nothing," and how he decided to start shedding possessions at age 55, selling houses, planes and vacation homes.
Read and see the interview by clicking here.