Webster's WILK Debut Faces Legal Issues
April 1, 2010 at 10:42 AM (PT)
JOHN WEBSTER's debut on ENTERCOM Talk WILK-A-F-WKZN-A-WBZU-A (WILK NEWS RADIO)/SCRANTON-WILKES BARRE may or may not happen on APRIL 12th, and he may not even take the air as JOHN WEBSTER, reports the HAZELTON STANDARD-SPEAKER.
The issues that might delay or alter WEBSTER's move to replace KEVIN LYNN as NANCY KMAN's co-host at WILK involve whether a six-month noncompete is in effect, when the noncompete was triggered (the end of his contract last year or his resignation TUESDAY), and whether his former employer of 25 years, SCRANTON TIMES Classic Rock WEZX-WPZX-WBZX (ROCK 107), owns his air name and characters. WEBSTER's real name is JOHN GASPER, and the "WEBSTER" name was created at ROCK 107, as were his character voices.
"That's for higher-educated minds, the lawyers, to figure out," WEBSTER/GASPER said of the legal entanglements. "Right now, I plan to start on WILK APRIL 12."