Fuhrman Cut Loose In Spokane
November 16, 2007 at 2:18 PM (PT)
MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS Talk KGA-A/SPOKANE midday host MARK FUHRMAN, the former L.A. police detective whose testimony was questioned on racially-motivated grounds during the O.J. SIMPSON murder trial, was let go, the reason for which seems to be under debate.
THE SEATTLE TIMES reports that the show was "a casualty of the sale of the station by CITADEL BROADCASTING to MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS." "They said our show just wasn't part of the buy," FUHRMAN said. "Obviously, it became a condition of the sale."
Yet FURHMAN disputed management's contention that the show wasn't making enough money."If it was money, we're not knocking down FORT KNOX when our checks are paid," he said, hinting that his combative style may have been the real reason. "If it (information) comes to me, there's only one way I can tell it. ... People highly influential in SPOKANE are apparently not comfortable with that attitude."