WLDI Mocks McGwire, Is Shown Stadium's Exit
March 15, 2010 at 8:44 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WLDI (WILD 95.5)/WEST PALM BEACH was booted from ROGER DEAN STADIUM, the spring training facility of the ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, by GM JOE PINTO, for what he called a "tasteless" stunt.
The WILD morning show set up a stand outside the stadium, and urged listeners to throw "steroid darts" at a life-sized cutout of MCGWIRE, the new CARDINALS batting coach who recently admitted he took steroids during his playing days.
"MARK MCGWIRE is a partner on our team. I'm not going to exploit the guy,' PINTO said. "My issue was they were doing something stupid on our property. It wasn't right. It was tasteless.'
"It was not done to be mean-spirited," said WILD's morning man KEVIN ROLSTON. "It was done on a topical baseball issue as a way to give tickets away. Our point is, I don't think many people are past it, even after the apology he gave, unless they're blinded by being diehard CARDINALS fans."