New KABC battle one for ages

As if KABC radio didn’t have enough problems in the wake of the public outcry over Michael Jackson’s dismissal from his weekday morning time period, the L.A. station is also reportedly being investigated by the Washington, D.C.-based Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on an alleged charge of ageism.

The charge apparently stems from a complaint filed by a disgruntled former employee. The EEOC is barred by federal regulation from discussing any ongoing investigation. It can neither confirm nor deny.

It has also been learned that KABC has an unwritten policy that forbids its on-air screeners from allowing anyone over the age of 50 on the station’s air so as to promote listenership by the desired demographic group aged 18 to 49.

Calls to KABC on Wednesday were not returned.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Biz News from Variety