Former Jock Files Mold Claim Against WFRE/Frederick
August 4, 2008 at 5:26 AM (PT)
Former CLEAR CHANNEL Country WFRE/FREDERICK, MD host LINDA WEST has taken the company to the MARYLAND WORKERS COMPENSATION COMMISSION over her claim that mold at the station's studios caused her illness.
The FREDERICK NEWS-POST reports that a decision in her case is at least three weeks away. WEST left the station in FEBRUARY after 16 years on the advice of a doctor and brought the claim, which was heard on FRIDAY. VP/GM DOUG HILLIARD said that mold was found in a conference room vent and in the basement of an adjacent building, and that three incidents of water damage in the studio building led to cleanup and dehumidification.
The company claims that WEST was advised to quit by the doctor in 2003 and she already had a job lined up with DISCOVERY NETWORK before leaving.