WRDW's Chio Makes Apology In Philly
October 2, 2008 at 1:20 PM (PT)
BEASLEY Top 40/Rhythmic WRDW (WIRED 96.5)/PHILADELPHIA morning host has CHIO apologized to police officers and anyone offended by a trivia question used on his show on NOVEMBER 30th. CHIO posed the trivia question, "How many police officers were murdered in PHILLY in the last 12 months?" NOVEMBER 30th was the day of slain PHILADELPHIA PD Sgt. PATRICK MCDONALD's funeral.
PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS columnist DAN GROSS reports that some police were offended that WRDW would be using the tragic statistic as a trivia answer. GROSS reports that CHIO apologized on air for five minutes and said he had never meant to make light of the tragedy.
CHIO announced a $1,000 contribution from his CHIO CARES FOUNDATION to the SGT. PATRICK MCDONALD MEMORIAL TRUST FUND c/o 901 Arch Street Phila, Pa., 19107. CHIO also encouraged listeners to donate.