WDSM Pulls Plug Early On Latto
March 27, 2009 at 5:15 AM (PT)
MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS Talk WDSM-A/DULUTH host LEW LATTO has been pulled from the air a day early, before he could host a farewell show TODAY. LATTO had announced his departure from the station and the DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE reported that Market Manager RON STONE e-mailed LATTO after THURSDAY's show to tell him that the FRIDAY show was canceled due to the need to expand 9-11a host BRAD BENNETT's live show from CLOQUET that day.
LATTO told the paper that STONE's e-mail was "his way of trying to make an excuse for not having my last program on. He thinks I would have gone on the radio and said nasty things about him and the company; I had assured him I was not going to do that."
In addition, the NEWS TRIBUNE reports that sister Talk KDAL-A host and AE RHONDA GRUSSENDORF has also been let go from the MIDWEST cluster.