Former WEAA Host Sues School, State
January 16, 2008 at 5:45 AM (PT)
Former MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY noncommercial Jazz WEAA (COOL JAZZ 88.9)/BALTIMORE talk show host TYRONE POWERS is suing the school and the state of MARYLAND over the cancellation of his show, according to the BALTIMORE EXAMINER.
"THE POWERS REPORT" aired on WEAA from 2003 through last JANUARY, and POWERS claims that the firing was precipitated by his criticism of Governor MARTIN O'MALLEY, and that station management ordered him to turn over recordings of shows in which he criticized O'Malley. POWERS is seeking $89.5 million in damages for violation of his First Amendment rights.