DL Hughley In Contract Dispute With WRKS
January 12, 2010 at 2:43 PM (PT)
EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS Urban AC WRKS (98.7 KISS)/NEW YORK has launched a suit against URBAN COMMUNICATIONS, who represent comedian-turned-morning radio host DL HUGHLEY, for threatening to snatch the comedian off-the-air in an alleged pay dispute. HUGHLEY representatives claim the station owes him $359,000 in back pay.
EMMIS attorneys have launched a countersuit, claiming they were not responsible for paying HUGHLEY and accuse URBAN RADIO of a contract violation.
Both parties worked out a temporary agreement that allowed them to keep HUGHLEY on-air while negotiations continue.