Host Suspended For Comments About Rival's Mom's Death
May 7, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
COURIER COMMUNICATIONS Urban WNOV-A brokered talk show host MIKE MCGEE SR. has been suspended by the station and replaced with his son after the brouhaha caused by his remarks THURSDAY morning that he's happy WTMJ-A morning man CHARLIE SYKES' mother died in a house fire TUESDAY and his accusation that SYKES killed her.
Meanwhile, SYKES is understandably taking some more time off to deal with his mother's passing. TODAY and TUESDAY (5/7-8), midday host JEFF WAGNER will fill in for SYKES and veteran talker LOU PATE will fill in for WAGNER.
As ALL ACCESS reported FRIDAY, MCGEE SR., on his "WORD WARRIORS" brokered talk show, said "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."