Atlanta radio station 790 the Zone has fired the three radio hosts involved in an on-air skit mocking former Saints player Steve Gleason, who suffers from ALS. A swift Internet backlash led to angry calls flooding the station, and the trio was initially suspended indefinitely. Hours later, they were terminated. "We deeply regret the offensive programming that aired this morning on 'Mayhem In The AM' on 790 The Zone, related to former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason and his battle with ALS," Rick Mack, 790 The Zone senior vice president and general manager, said in a prepared statement. "We suspended the three individuals involved immediately following their comments and have since terminated their employment. 790 The Zone, our owners, sponsors and partners in no way endorse or support this kind of content. We sincerely apologize to Mr. Gleason, his family and all those touched by ALS." This also reinforces the point that in today's world of tweets, Facebook updates, Tumblrs, and blog posts, there is no such thing as local news. One of the hosts, Nick Cellini, offered his apology before he was fired.
Atlanta radio station fires hosts for skit mocking Steve Gleason
CBS Sports | Jun 17