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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:28 PM
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Jay Severin fired by WTKK-FM (Boston)
Source: Boston Globe

Jay Severin, the highly paid talk show host whose provocative on-air comments twice resulted in suspensions, was fired by WTKK-FM today.

Severin was let go because he did not maintain an "appropriate level of civility and adhere to a standard that respects our listeners and the public at large," according to a statement released by Greater Media Inc., which owns WTKK. "Unfortunately, it had become clear at several points in the past two years that Jay was either unwilling or unable to maintain our standards on the air. It's for that reason we have made the decision to end our relationship."

Severin, who signed a seven-year contract in 2006 that pays him close to $1 million a year, was suspended last week for saying he had slept with female employees years ago. "That's not the purpose for which they were hired," he said while discussing the case of a CEO who was sued for sexual harassment. "I don't think of myself as a monster or strange in any way because of that. All I was was a young man who was the boss and I did it because I could."


Read more: http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/more_names/blog/2011...
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:31 PM
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1. well it sounds like fox will have an opening soon..... guess they found their new
star
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southernyankeebelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:38 PM
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4. Maybe he'll take Glen Beck's place.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:32 PM
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2. So, I am guessing he's a right winger?
based on his sexual antics.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:36 PM
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3. "I think we should kill them", Severin was talking about Muslims. This was back in 2004
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 12:37 PM by ck4829
Also got:

Talking about planning the construction of buildings in ways to avoid seeing the homeless.

Saying that ERs are "condos" for Mexicans.

And also lying about getting a Pulitzer Prize and a master's degree.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:42 PM
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5. Wow, what a winner, huh? So this was no confession of repentance for sexually abusing underlings?
I hope they use this in court to use the station.

Another compassionate conservative restoring America's honor...

:puke:

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chemp Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:46 PM
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7. Numerous time had a college professor on
who claimed to have slept with many of his students, preying on freshmen women.
Severin declared him his hero.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:23 PM
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10. Looks like a serial offender to me. Sue the station, they knew what he was doing.
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chemp Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:45 PM
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6. Not even his real name
Had to Irish it up for the Boston crowd. Jimmy Sevrino. New York transplant who suddenly became a big Sox fan.
Was previously suspended for using terms like "wetback" and "homo-marriage"
Right wing phony.
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wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:10 PM
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8. typical punk
anyone who is from NY and becomes a Red sox fan should immediately be terminated for being a phony.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:29 PM
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14. and he was Severino III
"Jimmy three-sticks".
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:25 AM
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16. Irish it up? What an idiotic thing to write. First off, Severin isn't an Irish name. It's French.
Second, there are many Jimmys among the Irish and Irish-Americans so there'd be no need to "Irish up" his first name.

Third, it's charming to pretend that the Irish-Americans still run Boston but you really need to update your references. An Italian name isn't exactly a handicap in the Boston area. Don't take my word for it. Ask Tom Menino. Ask the mayors, council members, and assembly members.

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:11 PM
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9. About damned time!
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:59 PM
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11. See Prior Threads
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 02:00 PM by Ian David
WTKK (Boston) talk show host Jay Severin suspended again
Thu Mar-31-11 05:14 PM
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Jimmy "Jay Severin" Severino out the door at MSNBC
Tue Jul-19-05 12:27 AM
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Right-winger Jay Severin gets banned from MSNBC
Tue Jul-19-05 10:28 AM
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Jay Severin, Boston RW Talk Show Hack, Is AFRAID of Air America!
Tue Mar-30-04 09:51 AM
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


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Chef Eric Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:12 PM
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12. Oh, what a huge blow to the culture. nt
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:28 PM
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13. More vermin kicked to the gutter.
Good riddance, brush head.
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:44 AM
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15. 96.9 is the only station on my dial in the car for talk radio here
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 05:46 AM by Little Star
around Boston. Jay Severin was bad, Michel Graham is just as bad, plus dumb as a rock, Michelle McPhee(pretended to be liberal) & was a right wing nut-bag, who also got canned and now we have some educated air-head, Mel Robbins, who talks tabloid issues at us ....BORING!!!

Their whole line up sucks to high heaven! The only thing half way decent on that station are Egan and Browdy and even they love them some Scott Brown and his wife with 'the curious hand'. (that cracks me up cause Brown's wife, Gail, did the weather from on the street during all the snow storms (she did a darned good job of it too) & she looked so pretty and sweet, you'd have never have guessed she had a wild side in her youth, I like her).

On week-ends we now get to listen to the upper middle class & rich people call in to get market advice. When you are having a hard time buying bread, that crap talk could lead you to go insane!

Boston "the liberal bastion" and we can't get anything but RW talk radio! If I were rich enough, I guess I could buy Sirius, but I'm not!
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