Former 99.7 KY/K.C. Staffers File Age Discrimination Complaint
February 29, 2008 at 5:28 AM (PT)
Four former ENTERCOM Classic Rock KYYS (99.7 KY)/KANSAS CITY personalities have filed an age discrimination complaint with the EEOC, reports the KANSAS CITY STAR's AARON BARNHART.
Former morning team MAX FLOYD and TANNA GUTHRIE, midday host TRACI WILDE (MARTENS), and afternoon host BRIAN "SLACKER" ADAMS say that their firings when the station flipped to AAA as KBLV (99.7 THE BOULEVARD) on JANUARY 11th were based on their age (FLOYD is 67, GUTHRIE 51, MARTENS 41, and ADAMS 43). The four allege that the format did not really change and that the job descriptions for their replacements are identical to those for the jobs they occupied.
A statement from Market Manager DAVID ALPERT said that the station's ratings had declined, forcing the format change, and "We wish MAX, TANNA, TRACI, and SLACKER future success and are disappointed that they intend to pursue litigation. We are confident that our decisions regarding the launch of the new radio station, The Boulevard, were fair, and we are prepared to defend them."