Not On The Air, Mon Fraire!

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at VERIZON.NET
Wed May 28 08:10:41 MDT 2008


*ESPN fires Mark Madden after Kennedy remark*
/*By The Associated Press
Wednesday, May 28, 2008*/

Sports talk radio host Mark Madden has been permanently taken off the 
air by ESPN.

Madden's firing comes in the wake of him saying on the air that he had 
hoped Sen. Edward Kennedy "would live long enough to be assassinated." 
The Massachusetts Democrat has a malignant brain tumor.

Madden made the remark during his show last Wednesday. The show had 
aired weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m. on 1250 ESPN (WEAE-AM). Madden was last 
heard on the air Thursday.

ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said the network removed Madden from the 
air "pursuant to our contractual rights." He said the comment was 
inappropriate and that ESPN and Madden had apologized to listeners.

Madden could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.
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