Kevin Kiley Out At WKRK-F (92.3 The Fan)/Cleveland
February 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM (PT)
A month after getting national attention for complaining that the BUFFALO BILLS' hiring of a female assistant coach was "absurd." veteran sports radio host KEVIN KILEY has apparently exited CBS RADIO Sports WKRK-F (92.3 THE FAN)/CLEVELAND.
CLEVELAND.COM is reporting that KILEY went on crosstown CBS affiliate WOIO-TV's "SPORTS EXTRA" and said that he had submitted a resignation in NOVEMBER effective the end of FEBRUARY because "My principles, their principles of doing business they don't match... It was tough for me to work there." But FRIDAY morning, KILEY was gone from the morning show he had been hosting with KEN CARMAN, and the station had changed the name of the show to "THE KEN CARMAN SHOW," indicating that the station wasn't waiting until the end of the month to pull him off the air.
KILEY, who was paired with comedian CHUCK BOOMS at WTEM-A/WASHINGTON, FOX SPORTS RADIO, and at THE FAN before CARMAN and also worked at KSPN (103.3 ESPN)/DALLAS and WQAM-A/MIAMI, was criticized for his comments about the BILLS' hiring of KATHRYN SMITH at sites like DEADSPIN, and previously caught fire for saying that a woman should not be an NFL referee because "it's the wrong place to put a woman" and that a female beat reporter for the CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER should not have a Pro Football Hall of Fame vote.
KILEY said on the WOIO-TV show that "In 35 years, I’ve never been censored, and I shouldn’t have been censored for this.... You should make sure that the people on the radio are telling you the truth as they see it. Now, you’re gonna argue with them and you can disagree with them, but don’t let the program director there, don’t let the general manager, don’t let some clown in New York tell them what to say, and then you think it’s their opinion, or what not to say. That’s what happened here, and I’m not accepting it. So, demand the truth. We’ll see how they feel about the truth, trust me, if I’m on the air tomorrow morning." He was not on the air the following morning.