O&A Poker Tourney Cancelled; No Comment On Air About XM Suspension
May 16, 2007 at 7:47 PM (PT)
A message on CBS Talk WFNY-A (92.3 FREE FM)/NEW YORK's Web site says that OPIE AND ANTHONY's TEXAS Hold 'Em poker tournament, scheduled for SATURDAY at the SHOWBOAT HOTEL AND CASINO in ATLANTIC CITY, "has been cancelled. Please check back for further updates and information." ALL ACCESS hears that the cancellation came from the hotel, owned by HARRAH'S and not from CBS, XM, or O&A.
Earlier, in the wake of their suspension by XM SATELLITE RADIO, OPIE AND ANTHONY did their show for CBS RADIO WEDNESDAY morning and responded to the suspension news by saying ... nothing about it.
O&A and JIM NORTON did their regular show with regular guest comic RICH VOS sitting in, with no mention at all of XM. At the end of the show, NORTON closed with "See ya tomorrow morning," with OPIE responding, "Uh, yeah, we can say that."
While O&A avoided addressing the topic, midday WFNY fill-in host LARRY WACHS opened his show immediately after O&A by discussing the fan protest outside the studio (suggesting that the protest might have made more sense outside XM's studios rather than WFNY's).