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Seth Dunlap Plans To Sue Entercom Over WWL Tweet

“For its part, Entercom has not officially apologized to Dunlap and has referred the mater to the New Orleans Police Department according to a Tweet from Ramon Antonio Vargas of The Advocate.”

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An attorney representing WWL and New Orleans Saints studio host Seth Dunlap says her client plans to sue Entercom in the wake of being the subject of an offensive Tweet from the station’s official account.

The Tweet in question used a homophobic slur in response to a column Dunlap wrote for WWL’s website. Dunlap is gay and his lawyer says the offensive Tweet was just one example of a workplace that Entercom has allowed to be openly hostile to the LGBTQ+ community.

Megan Kiefer is Dunlap’s lawyer. She released her full statement via New Orleans’ weekly alternative paper Gambit. In it, Kiefer says that she has learned that 14 people have access to password information for WWL’s social media accounts. She is demanding to see polygraph results or other information regarding Entercom’s investigation into the incident. She adds that Dunlap has taken a polygraph test himself and the results show he had no involvement in sending the Tweet that set off this firestorm.

“Due to the fact that this expansive Pennsylvania corporation has provided absolutely no evidentiary update to us or the media relative to the status of their investigation in over two weeks since this tweet, is concerning and, quite frankly, suspicious,” Kiefer writes.

For its part, Entercom has not officially apologized to Dunlap and has referred the mater to the New Orleans Police Department according to a Tweet from Ramon Antonio Vargas of The Advocate.

A reader asked Vargas why Entercom and WWL might involve law enforcement. Vargas speculated that it could indicate that Entercom believes the Tweet was the result of the WWL account being hacked.

If WWL and Entercom can prove that the account was hacked and the Tweet was sent from someone not employed by the company, it would make it harder for Dunlap and Kiefer to prove workplace discrimination based on this single incident. Kiefer mentions the “appalling history of discrimination Seth has experienced during his eight years at Entercom as an openly gay man,” in her statement. That seems to indicate that Dunlap’s complaint goes deeper than one Tweet.

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Sports Media Reacts to Calls of Aaron Judge Hitting 62nd Home Run

Sports media offered plenty of reaction to both calls by two beloved and legendary play-by-play men.

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After all the agitating cut-ins on college football games the last two weeks, Aaron Judge finally hit his 62nd home run of the season on Tuesday to set the new American League single-season record.

The game against the Texas Rangers was not broadcast on national TV, so Michael Kay got to call the historic moment on YES Network. Meanwhile John Sterling was behind the microphone on the radio for WFAN.

Sports media offered plenty of reaction to both calls by two beloved and legendary play-by-play men.

The Yankees would go on to lose the game to the Rangers 3-2. New York finishes the regular season on Wednesday afternoon before they begin a postseason run as AL East champions.

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Colin Cowherd: Baker Mayfield Could Be Huge Star in the Booth

“I think Baker Mayfield, tomorrow, as a college football analyst, I think he’d be in the No. 2 booth within two years.”

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FOX Sports Radio host Colin Cowherd has never been high on quarterback Baker Mayfield even going back to the moment he planted the Oklahoma flag at midfield at Ohio State. But Cowherd does believe Mayfield has a bright future in the broadcast booth.

On his show on Tuesday, Cowherd said when Mayfield’s career as an NFL quarterback is over, he could transition to calling college football games and be wildly successful.

“If I owned a network, I’d put Baker on as a college football announcer tomorrow,” he said. Now he’s not (Joel) Klatt or (Kirk) Herbstreit, but I would put him on a college game. He’s got huge credibility collegiately, he’s totally outspoken.”

Cowherd added that it would just make sense for a guy like Mayfield to make the transition to TV.

“He’s like you know in baseball, a lot of catchers become broadcasters, in the NFL a lot of quarterbacks become broadcasters,” he said. “I think Baker Mayfield, tomorrow, as a college football analyst, I think he’d be in the No. 2 booth within two years.”

Cowherd finished by mentioning that Mayfield’s love for Oklahoma and college football in general would set him up to do well.

“He loves Oklahoma football, he has unbelievable passion for it,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with that. He doesn’t need the money. He could be a huge star as a broadcaster.”

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Kevin Shockey Named Program Director of Altitude Sports Radio

Shockey has been with iHeartMedia in Seattle since August of 2006, ascending to the Assistant Program Director role in 2015.

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KJR Assistant Program Director Kevin Shockey has been named the new Program Director of Altitude Sports Radio in Denver.

“I’m leaving a station that I love and going to a new station with talent that I believe in and I can’t wait to work with,” Shockey said in a Facebook post announcing the move. He added that it’s time “for a new challenge and a step up. That also means it is time to step out and take a risk.”

Shockey has been with iHeartMedia in Seattle since August of 2006, ascending to the Assistant Program Director role in 2015. He will fill the seat vacated by Dave Tepper, who became the Program Director of KOA earlier this summer.

His final day at KJR will be Wednesday. He’s expected to start working in Denver on Monday October 10th.

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