WMAL: Grandy's Exit Not Related To Comments On Islam
March 7, 2011 at 4:00 AM (PT)
In the wake of the controversy generated by the exit of morning man FRED GRANDY from CITADEL Talk WMAL-A/WASHINGTON (NET NEWS 3/4), the station issued a statement over the weekend to deny that GRANDY's departure was connected to his comments, and his wife's on-air comments, about Islam.
In the statement, released SATURDAY, Pres./GM JEFF BODEN said, "WMAL did not terminate FRED GRANDY's employment, and never had any intention to do so. FRED informed us on MARCH 2nd of his intention to resign from the station. To be clear, at no time has WMAL told FRED that he was not allowed to discuss his views on Islam over the air. In fact, he has done so on numerous occasions. Further, WMAL has not been contacted by any organization seeking to restrict his broadcasts.
"BRYAN NEHMAN continues to anchor our morning program and in the interim will be joined by several notable guest hosts and regular contributors. WMAL remains committed to its goal of providing a forum for discussing a broad spectrum of issues while delivering compelling programming, including CHRIS PLANTE, RUSH LIMBAUGH, SEAN HANNITY, and MARK LEVIN.
"I wish FRED success in his future endeavors."