published Monday, January 17th, 2011

Local radio talk show host Jay "Jammer" Scott fired


by Dan Whisenhunt

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.

about Dan Whisenhunt...

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 ...

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harrystatel said...

With the local radio choice between Stuart Smalley and McGary the Mental Midget it's time to listen to good music at WSMC.

Jammer, while I often disagreed with you, I'm sorry to see you go.

So much for Stuart James. "Et tu, Stewie?"

Harry Statel

January 17, 2011 at 2:50 p.m.
saminchatt said...

Im not a regular listerner but something was clearly amiss with this guy during the recent Mayoral standoff. He fought hard for Coppinger (nothing wrong with that i just thought it was odd that he didn't even feign neutrality...most in the media do) and spent an hour one day recently suggesting that Mike Carter was one of the two attorneys who filed a complaint against Judges Moon and Bales, which the Times Free Press later confirmed Carter had nothing to with.

Also, after Dalton Roberts piece about Politcal connivance at the county courthouse, jammer had dalton on and spent the show having commissioners like Joe Graham call in and explain to Mr Roberts why he was wrong and how everything they were doing was on the "up and up." This genius (Jammer) also openly referred to the commissioners as his 'moles.'

Roberts was polite about it but the whole thing was so blantly staged that it came off looking like Jammer was in someone's pocket.

I also here there was a lot of personal baggage with Jammer. So its hard to say why he was fired, but one could speculate all day.

January 17, 2011 at 3:47 p.m.
Allison12 said...

saminchatt That is pure fabrication. Mike Carter is a whinner, and complained about the content of the radio show, the same as, he whinned about conspiracy theories. Mike Carter is a sore looser, and is most likely behind getting our beloved radio host fired. I felt Jeff Skles was biased for Mike Carter on his AM show, but you don't see Jim Coppinger crying a river and whinning.

January 17, 2011 at 5:53 p.m.
EdwardMurrow said...

saminchatt is exactly correct!

His "Moles" don't need him right now. I'm sure he will be back the next time Carter runs for something.

January 17, 2011 at 8:54 p.m.
jssimmons1 said...

First there was Jammer, then there was Robert T & Mary Ann, and then there was Robert T. Lastly there is everyone else with Andrea being in last place.

February 7, 2011 at 7:10 p.m.
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