published Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Local talk radio host 'Jammer' fired


by Dan Whisenhunt

Local radio personality Jay "Jammer" Scott announced Monday he no longer works at WPLZ-FM, saying management told him it had a "difference of opinion" with him over the direction of his talk show.

Scott posted about the termination on his Facebook page. "Thank you for your support and listening to the show," Scott wrote. "I appreciate it!"

Scott did not return calls seeking further comment.

Jim Brewer II, owner and president of the station's parent company, Brewer Media, said via e-mail that "Jay Scott and the company had a disagreement on the direction and time for the afternoon program, so we elected to go another direction."

"We wish Jay the best of luck in his future endeavors. The afternoon lineup is under consideration at this time," Brewer said.

Scott had been with the station since July 2010, and his show ran weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m., Brewer said.

Currently, the slot is being filled from 4 to 6 p.m. by Stuart James, a local political activist, according to the station's website.

Scott recently moderated a debate for the two candidates vying for the Hamilton County Commission's support to become Hamilton County mayor: Commissioner Jim Coppinger, who ultimately won, and former special assistant to the mayor Mike Carter.

Contact staff writer Dan Whisenhunt at dwhisenhunt @timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6481. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/DWhisenhunt.

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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EdwardMurrow said...

Why are comments deleted all the time? This place is a joke!

January 18, 2011 at 5:25 p.m.
saminchatt said...

@EdwardMurrow Dont ask Whisenhunt. He doesn't know. Ask Robert Luna.

January 18, 2011 at 9:07 p.m.
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