KLSX-FM radio personality Riki Rachtman has been officially given his walking papers due to a Monday incident in which he punched fellow personality Doug Steckler three times in the face, injuring Steckler badly enough to keep him bed-ridden all this week.

“The truth is that we can’t allow this sort of behavior to go on,” program director Jack Silver said.

Rachtman was apparently angry that Steckler, who hosts a midday show on KLSX with partner Tim Conway Jr., had in his view disparaged Rachtman’s girlfriend — an adult film actress — on the air.

Conway and Silver are expected to return to their regular shift next week. Silver said that he hopes to have a permanent replacement for Rachtman on the air by Sept. 22.

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