Former Host Sues Townsquare Media For Racial Discrimination
May 11, 2016 at 4:05 AM (PT)
TOWNSQUARE MEDIA has been sued by a former personality at its KILLEEN-TEMPLE cluster for racial discrimination.
CHARLES (CC CRUZ) RIVERA's suit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of TEXAS alleges that his manager "frequently complained to Plaintiff about his associating with his Black guests, bringing them into the studio, and having them on air," making the manager "angry and uncomfortable." The manager also allegedly "called the police when she saw Black men at the station because of an ungrounded fear of Black men."
RIVERA. a personality at Top 40/Rhythmic KOOC (B106)/KILLEEN-TEMPLE, also alleges that the cluster's non-Urban stations got more money for promotions and that the manager told him to charge black artists for airplay and interviews, which RIVERA says he told her is illegal. He was fired on JUNE 13, 2015 and filed a complaint with the TEXAS Workforce Commission.