Jersey Guys Back On, State Police Promise Threat Investigation
May 4, 2007 at 11:27 AM (PT)
The fallout from the bizarre press conference THURSDAY in which the head of the NEW JERSEY state troopers' union threatened MILLENIUM Talk WKXW (NEW JERSEY 101.5)/TRENTON and held up a sign with the home address of afternoon "JERSEY GUYS" co-host CRAIG CARTON continues, with the station holding meetings with the STATE POLICE and issuing a statement that it had "received assurances from NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE Superintendent, Colonel RICK FUENTES, and State Police Spokesperson, Captain AL DELLA FAVE, that a full investigation is taking place regarding the irresponsible actions of DAVID JONES, President of the state troopers union."
CARTON, with co-host RAY ROSSI, issued a separate statement reading, "I am appalled as is my family that DAVEY JONES would use his position and power in the manner that he did. It is an unforgivable offense. As a result of his maniacal ranting, threats and harassment, my family and I are now being protected 'round the clock. This situation will not, however, stop me from doing my job in both entertaining our listeners and breaking and reporting legitimate news stories such as abuses of power throughout the State. The show will not change nor will my approach to how I do it. Thank you for your continued support."
CARTON and ROSSI returned to the air FRIDAY after pulling themselves off the air THURSDAY afternoon. "In 16 years of doing radio, I've never once feared for my life or walked away from the microphone," CARTON said on the air. "Yesterday, I did both." Saying he did not want to sue, he said that he only wants his family's safety and that "the crusade will not stop."