Host Says He 'Ain't Got No Tears' For Rival's Mother's Death
May 4, 2007 at 9:15 AM (PT)
COURIER COMMUNICATIONS Urban WNOV-A brokered talk show host MIKE MCGEE told listeners THURSDAY morning that he's happy WTMJ-A morning man CHARLIE SYKES' mother died in a house fire TUESDAY and accused SYKES of killing her.
ABC affiliate WISN-TV aired tape of MCGEE saying "Mother SYKES, she dead. To me it's the vengeance of God. I ain't got no tears. Matter of fact a woman that would have a fool like that deserve whatever is coming her. She raised a sure enough idiot." He later added, "My instincts say CHARLIE SYKES killed his momma, cuz she live out in this big palace in MEQUON all isolated. He got tired of waiting for her money." Callers to MCGEE's show castigated him for his remarks.
WTMJ GM JON SCHWEITZER told the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL, "I won't dignify it with a comment, especially out of respect for CHARLIE at this time," adding about MCGEE, "He's an insignificant silly man, who has to buy his way onto the radio." MCGEE, a former city alderman, was suspended by WNOV in 2004 for dropping the "f-bomb" on the air, but the station later resumed selling MCGEE time for his show.