From the Story That Won’t Die Dept
WBKO botched the situation by trying to cover things up, perpetuating the desire of millions to view the questionable video footage. It sent threats to people (us) who weren’t violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The station has acted from day one like this is the end of the broadcasting world. Station managers won’t even respond to our request for details relating to their outrageous cease & desist demands.
Instead of embracing the situation for what it is– a potential publicity dream come true– WBKO has continued to throw common sense to the wind and have embraced the role of media prude. (Hey, that role is reserved exclusively for US!)
Now we learn from WBKO General Manager and Vice President Rick McCue that Allen may be out of a job:
It is not clear when Allen will return on-air to AM Kentucky or other broadcasts on WBKO, McCue said.
McCue said he would not go into detail about Allen’s on-air return because it is a personnel matter.
How ridiculous is this? Via not-so-veiled language we can discern WBKO and some closed-minded media consultants are actually considering Allen’s termination. For what? Being human? What a sad shame. What a sad, cowardly shame.
Contact WBKO today to let them know you support Chris Allen and want to see him on-air.