McKoy Out At Wow-FM/Des Moines
December 11, 2008 at 6:32 AM (PT)
CITADEL Talk KWQW (98.3 WOW-FM)/DES MOINES midday co-host J. MICHAEL MCKOY has exited the station, reports NBC affiliate WHO-TV.
While the station told WHO-TV that the decision was based on financial considerations, MCKOY told the TV station that the decision was not based on money and that he has filed a grievance over his firing, saying, "I was told on FRIDAY that my job would probably be eliminated because of budget cuts and at that time I had offered to do the show for the minimum -- in the state of IOWA you have to be paid something to work, you can't volunteer so I had offered to do the show for minimum wage and the company had turned that down."
Co-host CHRIS BRADSHAW will continue hosting the show solo 1:30-4p CT.