Emmis Gets Temporary Restraining Order Blocking Big Boy's Move To Real 92.3 ... For Now
February 11, 2015 at 7:09 AM (PT)
EMMIS RADIO LLC has won a temporary restraining order blocking Top 40/Rhythmic KPWR (POWER 106)/LOS ANGELES morning man BIG BOY's move to crosstown iHEARTMEDIA Top 40/Rhythmic KHHT (REAL 92.3).
A judge in LOS ANGELES COUNTY Superior Court granted the motion YESTERDAY (2/10) keeping BIG BOY (KURT ALEXANDER) from taking the new job pending a hearing on MARCH 3rd. EMMIS is suing ALEXANDER for breach of contract (NET NEWS 2/4), claiming that the company matched the offer he received from iHEARTMEDIA and is bound to accept the EMMIS deal under the terms of his expiring contract.
EMMIS issued a statement saying, “We are pleased with the Court’s ruling, and look forward to continuing to make our case to protect EMMIS and our rights under our employment agreement with BIG BOY.”