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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Eddie Fingers Fired?! Reply with quote

Not really a local issue but I did not know where to post...

I heard 700wlw @ 3:00 and Darryl Parks the program director said Eddie Fingers is no longer with the station and will be greatly missed. Sounds like some sort of company policy violation (DUI?). Anybody know?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe his fingers were where they didn't belong.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Eddie Fingers Fired?! Reply with quote

millerwaukee wrote:
Not really a local issue but I did not know where to post...

I heard 700wlw @ 3:00 and Darryl Parks the program director said Eddie Fingers is no longer with the station and will be greatly missed. Sounds like some sort of company policy violation (DUI?). Anybody know?


I can't imagine a DUI is a fireable offense for a radio guy. Especially one who goes by Eddie Fingers.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clear Channel is known for having an extreme employee conduct policy, especialyl for on-air hosts, as they are deemed to be "celebrities". I'm just specualting about the DUI.

Fingers has been a radio host in Dayton and Cincinanti for probably 30+ years.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't imagine Eddie would leave on his own. That show was nails. Best in the region.

He was on just yesterday. Now he's canned and the show is done imo.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is he fired, or is it time for his vacation?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20101007/ENT/310070119/1055/NEWS/Is-Eddie-Fingers-gone-from-WLW-

http://www.700wlw.com/cc-common/podcast/single_podcast.html?podcast=ed_tracy_.xml

Not sure why people think it's a prank. It's pretty clear that he is gone. You can't even find his name anymore on their website.

The show now sucks. I don't see any way they can bring in someone to compliment Tracy like Ed did.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20101007/ENT/310070119/1055/NEWS/Is-Eddie-Fingers-gone-from-WLW-

http://www.700wlw.com/cc-common/podcast/single_podcast.html?podcast=ed_tracy_.xml

Not sure why people think it's a prank. It's pretty clear that he is gone. You can't even find his name anymore on their website.

The show now sucks. I don't see any way they can bring in someone to compliment Tracy like Ed did.


People may have thought it was a prank because there have been numerous radio personalities on 700 et. al over the years that have been "fired" or "suspended" but miraculously come back.

It's been going on at least since the 1980's.

One aspect I do find odd is that, according to the Enquirer article, this was WLW's No. 1 show and this happened.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he filed false expense reports Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HawkLBacker wrote:
he filed false expense reports Rolling Eyes


I guess he had his fingers in the till.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go back to 'EBN!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Nomad wrote:
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20101007/ENT/310070119/1055/NEWS/Is-Eddie-Fingers-gone-from-WLW-

http://www.700wlw.com/cc-common/podcast/single_podcast.html?podcast=ed_tracy_.xml

Not sure why people think it's a prank. It's pretty clear that he is gone. You can't even find his name anymore on their website.

The show now sucks. I don't see any way they can bring in someone to compliment Tracy like Ed did.


It sucked long before Fingers left. All Tracey does is flaunt his relationship with the Reds while talking about nothing.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Nomad wrote:
Not sure why people think it's a prank. It's pretty clear that he is gone. You can't even find his name anymore on their website.


My dad is a rather devoted Cunningham listener, and regularly has him on in the afternoon at work. In five years of working for dad off and on, I think I heard him get fired and/or suspended on-air, by nameless ClearChannel execs who just happened to call in, around 10 times.

EDIT: obviously, it appears this incident isn't a prank, but in light of WLW's history, I don't think it's an unreasonable suspcion to have at first.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's a prank, then they did a wonderful job setting it all up.

Notice that Eddie hasn't said a peep about this, not even a confirmation.

If he was fired/quit/whatever, then it's a shame.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To add to my prior post, Eddie said on his Facebook page:
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guys.....i never post, but it's true....i'm out at wlw....couldnt agree on contract...biz is a woman......new sh0w to come....they're scared.....you'll be the first to know....you guys rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1480892361&v=wall
So it looks like it's not a prank.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoodOlBoy84 wrote:

It sucked long before Fingers left. All Tracey does is flaunt his relationship with the Reds while talking about nothing.



Could not agree more...lame discussions on lamer topics.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I'm just getting too old -- I was a big Fingers fan when he was on WEBN back in the day -- but I found the Tracy/Eddie show to be just so much drivel. Same silly banter every day. I tuned in when it was time for a traffic report if I was driving; otherwise stayed away from WLW afternoons for the past year.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shows how long I've been gone - the big surprise to me was that he WASN'T on WEBN anymore......
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people just don't get it.

It's called SHTICK, people. What is so hard to understand about that?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's called SHTICK, people. What is so hard to understand about that?


In fairness, crappy schtick is still doodie, no matter how schticky it is.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eddie explains it all.

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/tv/2010/10/07/why-did-wlw-am-cut-off-its-fingers/
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crashdad wrote:
Eddie explains it all.

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/tv/2010/10/07/why-did-wlw-am-cut-off-its-fingers/


At least I wasn't the only one:

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His absence from Thursday’s 3-6 p.m. WLW-AM show prompted speculation that his dismissal was another one of the station’s scams during an employee’s vacation.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the amount of hate I have seen across the 'net for the show that was previously Eddie's, it was the #1 ranked show in Cincinnati for its timeslot.

Why so, you ask? For the same reason Howard Stern dominated the ratings when he was on regular radio: People wanted to know what he was going to say next.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thechuck_2112 wrote:
The Nomad wrote:
It's called SHTICK, people. What is so hard to understand about that?


In fairness, crappy schtick is still doodie, no matter how schticky it is.


I mean, Tracey and Eddie were so bad they made Bill Cunningham look good. AND THAT......is hard to do...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattsledge wrote:
For the amount of hate I have seen across the 'net for the show that was previously Eddie's, it was the #1 ranked show in Cincinnati for its timeslot.

Why so, you ask? For the same reason Howard Stern dominated the ratings when he was on regular radio: People wanted to know what he was going to say next.


Does this crap really get a Howard Stern response, that people who hate them listen more than those that love him? It doesn't get that from me, I just turn the dial, I wish that I could have some kind of parental control on my car radio that would prevent me from accidentally switching to 700 between 3 and 6. I can tell you what Tracy is going to say next, "How much do you weigh...", "Richard lives in Indian Hill...", "Do you live in Norwood"...

Eddie was the only redeeming thing about that show. I could actually stand to listen to it when Tracy was on vacation.
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