But, Citadel took Stern off stations in Syracuse, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Grand Rapids, Michigan because the company felt Stern was using his syndicated show and their airtime as an "infomercial" for his impending jump to SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
And they have a right to be annoyed. If I was the CEO of Citadel, Id be pissed, too. Do you think your current employer would let you promote your next job at their detriment for the benefit of your new employer?
That would be like a cashier at McDonalds telling customers hes sick of the place, the food sucks, and by this time next week hell be at the Burger King across the street so please drop by for a Whopper.
And whats even funnier is Stern is now complaining about how the latest forbidden words on his program are "Satellite Radio".
So, let me get this straight: hes upset that hes under fire because he wants to use his current clients airwaves to draw listeners away - from his current clients airwaves. (And every affiliate station IS a client. Theyve contracted for a product - his show - which he agrees to provide every weekday morning.)
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