Arbitrator Rules Doghouse Fired Without Cause
August 16, 2007 at 12:34 PM (PT)
According to a press release sent by former CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40/Rhythmic KYLD (WILD 94.9)/SAN FRANCISCO morning show THE DOGHOUSE, "An arbitrator in SAN FRANCISCO has ruled that employees of the DOGHOUSE radio show were terminated without cause as that term was defined in their employment agreements and were therefore entitled to severance payments in connection with KYLD's (WILD 94.9) termination of their employment."
The station cut the morning team loose on APRIL, 2005, following complaints from a guest appearing on the show over a comment allegedly made by a DOGHOUSE member. The show had been a fixture on WILD 94.9 for 11 years.
The press release asserted that all "parties are all pleased with the decision," quoting a KYLD spokesperson as saying, "We stand by the stations' decision to terminate THE DOGHOUSE's employment and are moving forward. As is the station's policy, we do not comment on employee matters."
DOGHOUSE attorney DANIEL REIDY commented: "My clients are pleased the matter has been resolved and they look forward to continuing to provide their fans with great entertainment." The parties also agreed that both will not discuss the matter publicly from here on out.