Former Host Sues WGPA
December 3, 2008 at 5:24 AM (PT)
The saga of local LEHIGH VALLEY politician RON ANGLE and TIMMER BROADCASTING Variety WGPA-A/BETHLEHEM, PA takes a turn to court, as the controversial NORTHAMPTON COUNTY Councilman has filed a federal lawsuit against JOE TIMMER for wrongful dismissal.
ANGLE claims that he was fired two years ago after 3 1/2 years at the station for threatening to expose sexual discrimination and harassment by TIMMER. He had previously been canceled at crosstown CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WAEB-A/ALLENTOWN in 2002 in a controversy over anti-Semitic and racial remarks on the air.
TIMMER told the ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL that ANGLE's charges are "hogwash" and "the truth will come out." He said that ANGLE was fired for "not doing his job ... he was calling people names on the air. He was a detriment. He hurt every innocent person he came in contact with."