Hey so here’s a post in which I have a huge conflict of interest.
Our buddy, Tony Bruno, came out swinging today after learning that 97.5 is supposedly telling potential sponsors of his new podcast that he’s greedy. This on the heels of Tony’s inaugural show (spoiler alert: I was on it), which was recorded at the Jug Handle Inn, a former 97.5 sponsor, Monday night. The Jug Handle, along with Tony Luke’s (which will host Bruno’s show on October 30), are not currently advertising on 97.5.
Here’s what Tony had to say about parting ways with 97.5 on our podcast last week:
“I get a phone call from my agent, on Amtrak, saying that the good news is 97.5 made an offer. The bad news is that it’s an insulting offer and they obviously don’t want to keep you. So he told me the specifics, which was a six-month contract extension with a 42% pay cut, and I said, “What do you think?” to my agent. He said, “Well that’s not an offer, they want you to leave.”
“What they were doing was obviously something knowing I would never accept. It was something that according to many lawyers that I’ve spoken with since then, and people in the radio business, was a breach of contract on their part because they didn’t make a legitimate offer on their part. You can not, from what I understand under law, offer someone in the same position – not radio, anywhere – without changing [it], more than a 20% pay cut to do the same job that they’ve done. That’s considered a breach of contract. That’s in fact what they did. The contract that they offered me was a 42% pay cut.”
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