Report: Star To Return To NY Airwaves On New Top 40
November 27, 2007 at 5:41 AM (PT)
STAR, who was not only fired from his last gig but arrested, may be returning to NEW YORK radio early next year on a new Top 40 station, reports DAVID HINKLEY in THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. A press conference has been scheduled for TOMORROW morning to confirm his hiring, and while the announcement doesn't specify details, the station reportedly is WNYZ, which broadcasts on 87.7 FM on LONG ISLAND.
WNYZ is licensed as a low-power television station (Ch. 6), but it is currently only broadcasting audio, not video, on the 87.7 FM frequency. Its current format is Russian popular music, but with the hiring of STAR, it will reportedly switch to Top 40. Current plans apparently call for the format to start early next year with video and streaming.
No one was available for comment yesterday, but STAR had previously said he wanted a gig where he could bring back his whole team of BUC WILD, WHITE TRASH HELENE, MIGUEL CANDELARIA and CHRIS THE QUEER. STAR was fired from CLEAR CHANNEL Urban WWPR (POWER 105.1)/NEW YORK in MAY 2006 after on-air remarks about what he would do to the young child of rival DJ ENVY on EMMIS Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97)/NEW YORK. He was arrested and served three days of community service.
STAR maintained that no one could have taken his comments as a serious threat and sued CLEAR CHANNEL, owner of WWPR, claiming the company hired him in part to make incendiary comments and then tried to distance itself when he got in trouble. That suit is in the courts, with a ruling expected next on CLEAR CHANNEL's motion to dismiss.