Lea Rejoins WZZR After Being Fired Six Months Ago
April 16, 2007 at 5:47 AM (PT)
Six months after being terminated from CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WZZR/FT/ PIERCE, FL's "Nights on Real Radio," on-air personality LEA is returning to her former post alongside DANO, the show's popular host, according to a report in the TCPALM newspaper.
In a prepared statement, CLEAR CHANNEL VP/Market Manager JOHN HUNT announced LEA will return APRIL 30 to the 7-11p show.
"After a six-month absence, we have resolved a dispute to everyone's satisfaction and are pleased to have LEA rejoin the REAL RADIO family with co-host DANO," HUNT said. "The show has proven to have a large and very loyal fan base with listeners and advertisers alike, and it will be great to have LEA and DANO reconnect with their audience together."
The move comes nearly two weeks after LUKE, the show's longtime producer, was rehired after being fired with LEA last OCTOBER. Management at the station terminated LEA and LUKE after a caller claimed they'd heard an obscene word broadcast during the live call-in show.
Throughout the dispute, LEA maintained she'd been wrongly accused of violating the company's obscenity policy.
"I want to thank all of my fans for all of their support during this dispute, and I am looking forward to rejoining the REAL RADIO family," LEA said. "It will be great to get back to work with DANO so I can bust his chops and to talk to all of you again."