Host's Move To Out-Of-State Studio Due To Health Reasons
May 28, 2010 at 4:04 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WSPD-A/TOLEDO afternoon host BRIAN WILSON's move to broadcast from a home in VIRGINIA became an issue when the TOLEDO BLADE discovered his remote location, and WILSON is explaining that he moved from TOLEDO due to illness brought on by something in the environment in northwest OHIO.
The BLADE, which has been critical of WILSON and the station, ran a story this week tracing WILSON's move, drawing an on-air response from the veteran talker noting that he and his wife left "because TOLEDO was making me sick. And I don't mean that in the political sense, like I mean the deal with Mayor Pantload and so on, but if you have known people who have moved in from other areas, there is something in the air, in northwest OHIO and the TOLEDO area ... What I have been told is that there is a residual of TOLEDO having been constructed on the former Black Swamp and if you're not born here, you don't enter the world with, I don't know, the immunities or you grow up being able to deal with it."
The practice of talent hosting local shows from remote locations is common in the industry but not always known to the general public. WILSON is one of the first hosts to build a successful business as a vacation relief host using ISDN to fill in nationwide, establishing his VRINK (VACATION RELIEF, INC.) several years ago.