JV And Elvis Fired
May 14, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
"THE DOGHOUSE" -- JEFF "JV" VANDERGRIFT and DAN "ELVIS" LAY -- have been fired from CBS Talk WFNY-F (92.3 FREE FM)/NEW YORK.
The end came on FRIDAY evening after three weeks' suspension (NET NEWS 4/23) for a prank phone call bit involving Chinese restaurants that aired on APRIL 5 and again two weeks later and prompted a complaint from a group called the ORGANIZATION OF CHINESE AMERICANS, which promptly declared victory with a statement from JEANETTE WANG, who said, "This is a victory not only for the Asian-American community, but for all communities who find themselves constant targets of racist and sexist programming."
The firing comes a month after CBS RADIO fired DON IMUS for his remarks about the RUTGERS women's basketball team. IMUS is reportedly suing CBS for breach of contract.