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Dumbass XX1090 fires Scott Kaplan

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The dipshit management team at XX1090 is back at it again doing a bang up job!  New Ownership, same dipshit middle management.  Apparently Scott said something that offended a few people.  Funny people offend others sometimes.  No one is going to please everyone for fuck’s sake.  Now Scott is on a little unpaid vacation until this dips hit manager gets transferred, fired, and/or given cement shoes off of Point Loma.  IS that offensive?  Sorry, I thought it was funny.  If you don’t like it, visit another shitty website.

This is utterly ridiculous and its bad enough we had to put up with those crappy Mexican government commercials.  In a perfect world, Scott & BR will get picked up by a station that doesn’t have to play those terrible ads and Tex Meyer will be managing an Alaskan radio station by next week!

One of the most offensive things about this whole process was that XX1090 chose to issue this press statement and lie to its loyal listeners by telling us Scott Kaplan departed like it was his decision.  We all know Scott & BR, and they would not leave without saying goodbye.  Maybe, just maybe a real explanation would’ve toned down the anger San Diegans have for Tex and his management team regarding this decision, but lying just made it worse.   As far as management decisions go, they don’t get much worse.

PREDICTION:  Tex Meyer gets transferred quietly in the next few weeks.

Here’s what Scott said apparently.

Courtesy of SDUT…

Kaplan’s latest remarks were made in a conversation with a caller shortly after 6 a.m. Jan. 25. They lasted for more than six minutes.

Kaplan said, “I think that she is currently a woman. I cannot confirm for you that she has been a woman her entire life. My guess is that at some point she had some form of surgery. Have you seen this chick?”

He later said, “I’ll take Holly Rowe’s giant butt any day on ESPN, compared to this sasquatch that they use.”

Kaplan, Smith say XX Sports breached radio deal!

Why doesn’t this surprise me?


Monday, March 15, 2010 at 11:35 a.m.

After missing their first show Monday due to a contract dispute with XX Sports Radio, Scott Kaplan and Billy Ray Smith charged the station with “failing to pay us according to our contracts.”

In a statement posted on their Web site (thescottandbrshow.com), Kaplan and Smith said they “hate the idea of not being on the air with you. … But there’s a problem, and it never should have been a problem.

“In January, Mr. (John) Lynch, the CEO of XX, decided he wasn’t going to pay us according to our contracts,” the hosts said in their statement. “He asked us if that was going to be OK — we said no — and he shorted our checks anyway.

“Our feeling is this: You sign a contract, you work according to the contract, and you are paid what the contract says you should be paid.

“Without boring you with contract law, Mr. Lynch breached our agreement.

“John Lynch gave us clear choices, in writing! We were free to leave, or we could work for less than we are entitled to contractually. We chose the former.”

Asked for a response, Jack Evans, vice president of programming and operations for Local Media of America, said via e-mail: “Darren Smith, Marty Caswell and Ruth 66 will host mornings for the remainder of the week.” (Ruth 66 formerly worked on the “Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw” show on KGB-FM.)

Kaplan and Smith have been a morning sports-talk team in San Diego for nearly nine years, the last seven at XX Sports (XPRS-AM). On Friday night, Lynch posted a statement on the station’s Web site in which he said the hosts would not be on the air “until a dispute is resolved.”

Also that night, Evans said the dispute was “a result of Scott and BR’s attempts to terminate their agreements prior to its scheduled expiration in 2012.” Evans said the company had “commenced arbitration against Scott and BR in an effort to protect its legal rights and enforce its agreements with them.” He also said LMA had “serious concerns” that another company was trying to hire Kaplan and Smith.

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Jay Posner: (619) 293-1834; jay.posner@uniontrib.com