Thursday, August 21, 2008
Breaking News! Jim DeFede quits radio gig
UPDATED @ 9:20pm
Jim Defede has abruptly quit his afternoon radio show on WFTL. DeFede has held down the 4pm to 7pm slot since January after leaving WINZ last year.
DeFede was on the air yesterday. In an e-mail to Random Pixels he wrote: "I left wftl today." He didn't elaborate. I've followed up and asked him to comment further.
Who knows; maybe he's going back to WINZ. After all, his webpage is still online!
DeFede is also an investigator and commentator for CBS4 News.
Jim DeFede responds by e-mail:
From: Defede, Jim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: Thu 8/21/08 9:07 PM
Here is what I would say about my time at WFTL:
Even though WFTL is a strange little right-wing radio station with a weak signal in Dade, I still thought I could help them out.
I gave them an irreverent and funny show that featured dozens of local and national politicians from both sides of the aisle.
Unfortunately I never meshed with the rest of the station so rather than continue working there, I asked them to buy me out of the remaining 14 months of my contract. We were able to reach a deal this week and my time at WFTL is now over.
Leaving WFTL will free me up to do even more with CBS4 News.
I wish the folks at WFTL all the best.
Sent using BlackBerry
Posted by Bill at Thursday, August 21, 2008