Latest 'Jersey Guy' Controversy Involves Alleged Ticket Blitz
May 3, 2007 at 3:32 PM (PT)
MILLENNIUM Talk/Oldies WKXW (NEW JERSEY 101.5)/TRENTON afternoon hosts CRAIG CARTON and RAY ROSSI (a.k.a. THE JERSEY GUYS) were off the air today following a flap with the head of the NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE Union.
The situation came to a head after CARTON and ROSSI reported that officers were planning a MAY ticket-writing blitz. Their accusation was based on comments made by officers on a password-protected State Police website. Union head DAVEY JONES threatened retaliation against the hosts, as well as other MILLENNIUM employees and advertisers during a press conference in TRENTON, and gave out CARTON's home address, as well as other personal information.
He also threatened the officers who posted the messages on the web, referring to them as "girl scouts" who he would "squash like bugs."
MILLENNIUM released the following statement:
"NEW JERSEY 101.5 and MILLENNIUM RADIO takes threats against its employees and their families very seriously. This afternoon, DAVEY JONES of the STATE POLICE FOP held a very emotional press conference filled with threats against NEW JERSEY 101.5’s CRAIG CARTON and RAY ROSSI, as well as management and employees of NEW JERSEY 101.5 FM Radio. This form of intimidation and extortion is reprehensible. During his rage, he also made offensive and embarrassing threats against his own state troopers. We are requesting a full investigation from the NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE and the Attorney General's office regarding this serious abuse of power."
NEW JERSEY 101.5 PD ERIC JOHNSON tells ALL ACCESS that he's unsure when the JERSEY GUYS will return to the air. KEN WRIGHT filled in for the duo this afternoon (5/3).