'Mrs. Fred' Disputes WMAL Version Of Fred Grandy's Departure
March 14, 2011 at 4:01 AM (PT)
Despite CITADEL Talk WMAL-A/WASHINGTON's management's assertions that morning man FRED GRANDY's departure two weeks ago was not related to his and his wife's comments on the air about radical Islam (NET NEWS 3/7), GRANDY's wife, CATHERINE MANN-GRANDY, is sticking to her characterization of the situation and telling FOX NEWS that WMAL is making it "very difficult" for her husband to leave the company.
"MRS. FRED," as she was called on the air for her weekly commentaries on Islam, told FOXNEWS.COM that her husband's contract runs through MAY 2012 and prevents him from working for another station in WASHINGTON during that period.
She said that the station had told her husband to stop having her on the air and to "tone down" his remarks on Islam and that he resigned in response; the station's President/GM JEFF BODEN said at the time that GRANDY was not told what to discuss. "MRS. FRED" told FOX, "We would love to do a show devoted only to the problem of Shariah law versus the Constitution of the UNITED STATES."