Local talk show host Jay “Jammer” Scott confirmed via his Facebook page that he was terminated today from his job at 95.3 FM, WPLZ.
“Words of Management today: ‘Difference of opinion regarding direction of show’,” Scott wrote on his page. “Thank you for your support & listening to the show! I appreciate it!”
Scott indicated his firing happened at noon today. Scott has not returned a call seeking comment. Attempts to reach representatives with Brewer Media, which owns the station, have so far been unsuccessful. Scott did not list a reason for his termination.
He recently hosted a forum for two candidates vying to become Hamilton County’s next mayor. His show ran 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays.
Dan Whisenhunt covers Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press. A native of Mobile, Ala., Dan earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama. He won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest; the FOI-First Amendment Award in the 2007 Alabama Press Association contest; first place for best public service story in the Alabama AP Managing Editors contest in 2009 for economic coverage; and ...