WKZL To Be On MSNBC Over Chris Daughtry A.I. Controversy
May 15, 2006 at 12:46 PM (PT)
DBC Top 40 WKZL/GREENSBORO PD JASON GOODMAN tells ALL ACCESS the station will be featured on MSNBC on JOE SCARBOROUGH's "SCARBOROUGH COUNTRY" show live, in the 9p hour. The subject is the local outrage from the many fans of local star CHRIS DAUGHTRY on being booted from AMERICAN IDOL last week.
At the heart of the controversy, GOODMAN said, "The entire country was stunned that he was voted off the show, even the unflappable SIMON COWELL. We have a lot local listeners who called into to vote for CHRIS got a different message at the conclusion of the vote. They are claiming they got a recorded reply from ELLIOTT YAMIN saying `thanks for voting for me'."
WKZL is sponsoring a petition to return CHRIS to AMERICAN IDOL, but the show and its producers are standing by the results of last week's voting.