Morning Jock At WSBG Canned For Imus Inspired Remark
April 11, 2007 at 9:37 AM (PT)
NASSAU BROADCASTING Classic Hits WSBG/STROUDSBURG morning host GARY SMITH has been fired over a stunt that used the same phrase that got DON IMUS into trouble. According to a report in the POCONO RECORD, listeners heard SMITH use "I'm a nappy-headed ho" as the "Phrase that Pays" on the air TUESDAY morning.
COO RICK MUSSELMAN released this statement, "GARY SMITH was terminated from employment at WSBG today for comments made on his show yesterday. GARY used 'Nappy-haired ho's' as 'the Phrase that Pays' yesterday. GARY has been the morning person at WSBG for 17 years. We are all saddened by his lack of judgment but after reviewing the tape there was little choice but to terminate employment. We also carry IMUS on sister station WVPO and will make a determined on the status of IMUS' show during the next two weeks."