Ex-WTKS Host Burke Talks To Media
August 13, 2009 at 4:44 AM (PT)
Former CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WTKS-F (REAL RADIO 104.1)/ORLANDO midday host SHANNON BURKE made his first comments to the media in a brief talk with NBC affiliate WESH-TV/DAYTONA BEACH-ORLANDO outside a SEMINOLE COUNTY courtroom WEDNESDAY (8/12). BURKE said, "I've been doing a lot of service work, a lot of (ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS), a lot of therapy. I feel great."
Asked what message the incident sent, BURKE responded, "I don't know what the message should be. I guess that alcohol and guns don't mix." He also continued to maintain that the APRIL 30th incident, in which he shot his dog in the leg and grazed his wife, was unintentional.
Wife CATHY BURKE initially disputed her husband's characterization of the incident and filed for divorce, but later reversed her position and reconciled with BURKE.