WTKK: Severin Still Suspended
May 4, 2009 at 12:50 PM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA Talk WTKK/BOSTON's decision regarding suspended afternoon host JAY SEVERIN TODAY was to continue the suspension.
A statement from the company reads, "WTKK and GREATER MEDIA value an open and vigorous dialogue, but we also strongly adhere to basic principles of civility, common decency and respect for all cultures. We believe JAY's suspension is the best way to uphold both of these corporate policies. WTKK Management met with JAY SEVERIN and his agent today. He will continue to remain on suspension until further notice."
SEVERIN was suspended last week, with comments he made about Mexicans and the swine flu, and reaction to the comments based on an article in NEW YORK Spanish-language newspaper EL DIARIO LA PRENSA, believed to have prompted the suspension. SEVERIN is not mentioned on WTKK's present interim website except as a choice in the e-mail menu.