Severin Won't Be At Imus WTKK Event
March 16, 2009 at 11:07 AM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA Talk WTKK/BOSTON afternoon host JAY SEVERIN won't be appearing with DON IMUS at the ABC RADIO NETWORKS morning host's annual ST. PATRICK'S DAY live appearance in BOSTON THURSDAY, and the BOSTON HERALD's JESSICA HESLAM reports that SEVERIN got official word that he has been disinvited by IMUS last week.
SEVERIN had been a regular guest on IMUS' show for 10 years but sent a letter to IMUS in OCTOBER bowing out due to on-air insults; SEVERIN says that "IMUS' attitude toward me suddenly seemed to change from hospitable to generally hostile - in the opinions of myself, much of my audience and my own station executives. I don’t know why."
"It was sure fun while it lasted," SEVERIN told the HERALD. "I do regret not being in IMUS' good graces and will miss being on his show. IMUS giveth, and IMUS taketh away, I guess."
WTKK personalities MICHAEL GRAHAM, MIKE BARNICLE, JIM BRAUDE, MARGERY EAGAN, MICHELE MCPHEE, and CURTIS SLIWA will appear at the event. The event, which marks the 10th anniversary of IMUS' "KISS ME I'M IMUS" annual broadcasts, is being held at the WILBUR THEATER, with all proceeds from ticket sales benefitting BOSTON's CAMP HARBOR VIEW.