CBS Radio, Entercom has agreed to settle a class-action sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former payroll manager.
According to Inside Radio, Jacquelyn Musiello, who left her position in 2017, alleged “systemic harassment” by former WCBS-FM host Dan Taylor. Musiello charged CBS Radio perpetuated an “anything goes” culture.
CBS sold its radio division to Entercom in 2017, the same year that Musiello left her position due to “physical and emotional distress.” She was reportedly seeking $10 million in damages. In the complaint, Musiello said she entered a conference room after work hours and found a pair engaging in sex.
Musiello claims that she told her boss about the incident but that the report was “laughed off.”
The suit, filed in 2020, names CBS Corp., CBS Radio, CBS Sports Radio Network, Entercom Communications (now Audacy), Dan Taylor, Margaret Marion, ABC Corporations, “John Does,” and CBS Sports Network as defendants.
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed with the caveat that the order could be reopened within 30 days if the settlement is not completed. The terms of the agreement were not immediately known.
Ryan Hedrick works for WIBC in Indianapolis as a Morning News Anchor/Digital Content Producer. Prior to moving to Indy, he served as Assistant Program Director and Co-Host of the Morning News Express at WFMD. His career also includes stints at News Talk 103.7 FM in Chambersburg, PA, Sirius XM in Washington D.C., WBEN in Buffalo, NY, and WIBW-AM in Topeka KS where he earned the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting in 2016. To connect with Ryan, find him on Twitter @SureToCover.
KUGN 590 in Eugene Shuffles Daily Lineup
The biggest change to the station’s lineup is the move of The Sean Hannity Show.
KUGN 590 in Eugene, Oregon has announced a new daily lineup under the direction of new Program Director Jerry Petuck, who took over in October.
The station will continue to air the syndicated Armstrong & Getty in morning drive. The Chris Plante Show will now reduce from its full three-hour show to airing from 10 AM-Noon.
The biggest change to the station’s lineup is the move of The Sean Hannity Show. Previously, the show aired from 7-10 PM. Now, it will be heard from 12-3 PM. The Mark Levin Show will continue to be heard from 3-6 PM.
The Ben Shapiro Show, which was previously aired from 1-2 PM, will now be heard from 6-7 PM.
KUGN 590 is the flagship home of the University of Oregon Ducks athletics teams, and the station will now air Duck Insider from sister station 95.3 The Score from 7-8 PM.
In addition to The Ben Shapiro Show, the station will also air the other two syndicated offerings from The Daily Wire, with The Matt Walsh Show airing from 8-9 PM, with the one-hour Michael Knowles Show following from 9-10 PM.
Sean Hannity: Being a Debate Moderator ‘Harder Than You Think’
“It is harder than you think, the amount of work, research, fact-checking that goes on behind the scenes.”
Last week, Fox News host Sean Hannity moderated a made-for-TV debate between Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA). He took to his radio show to discuss the fallout from the event.
On The Sean Hannity Show Friday, the longtime syndicated radio host said the role of debate moderator wasn’t as easy as critics believe.
“It is harder than you think,” Hannity said, “the amount of work, research, fact-checking that goes on behind the scenes. I’ve been working hard on this for a couple of weeks. We got every single fact right as a basis to every question.”
Some pundits questioned Hannity’s political bias against Newsom during the debate. However, the Fox News host was unconcerned with the reaction to his performance.
“As far as the noise that is going on as far as people complaining? I don’t really care because I know the truth and I have evidence of the truth if need be. The funny thing was Gavin Newsom was fine with it,” claimed Hannity. “Here’s the challenge if you’re a moderator: if you put out a question and the candidate does not want to answer that question, they’re not going to.”
Hannity was insistent he did the best he could to stay out of the way and let the two governors debate each other rather than converse with and argue against the moderator.
Daily Wire Co-CEO on Ben Shapiro, Candace Owens Spat: We Won’t Always Agree
“We employ people [and] give them a platform to give their opinion.”
The Daily Wire co-founder Ben Shapiro and one of the platform’s big names, Candace Owens, were recently in a public feud.
It all began when Shapiro called Owens’ stance on the state of Israel “disgraceful” and “disreputable,” adding that she was attempting a “faux-sophistication” on the subject.
Co-CEO Jeremy Boreing, who wasn’t in the United States during the entire situation, appeared on The Megyn Kelly Show and was asked about the dispute.
“Yeah, I’ve been handling it by making a movie in Hungary for the last six months, which has been a great way for me personally to handle it,” Boreing jokingly said before taking a more serious tone. “We employ people [and] give them a platform to give their opinion. We’re not always going to agree with the opinions that they give.
“We empower them to be passionate with those opinions, and sometimes those passions are going to get turned in the wrong direction. And I think that in this particular case, you have two very articulate and passionate people in, Ben and Candace, whose conflict of visions on this issue spilled out into the public square, which is going to happen from time to time.
“I wish it hadn’t happened the way that it did, but it’s going to happen from time to time. And I think it just is sort of the territory when you decide to start a media company and give people broad freedom.”