WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – After 3.5 years with Sea-Comm Inc., BIG Talker morning show host Curtis Wright has been terminated from his position.
While owner Paul Knight said the decision wasn't easy to make, Curtis said he's been given no explanation for being fired.
Curtis has built a large radio audience with his outspoken ways and reputation for being politically incorrect.
"I built it from nothing and made it into something and all that came with it," said Curtis.
Knight says Curtis lived and breathed that radio show, which brought in ratings and revenue for the media company. He says the termination was a long time coming and has to do with issues that take place behind the scenes, off air.
"Everybody is allowed to have a bad day, but don't have 2,3,4,5 and don't go stirring up a bunch of mess with my staff because that's the quickest way to be asked to leave," said Knight.
Curtis said his relationship with Knight changed after his boss ran for mayor, but Knight says he gave Curtis a letter of immunity allowing him to speak freely on air about the race.
Though Curtis may not work for Sea-Comm Inc. anymore, he says he plans to continue his show elsewhere and looks forward to competing with his previous employer.
In a press release, Knight said it will be tough to fill Curtis' shoes, but Rob Kendall from WTXY is ready to take on the challenge as the BIG Talker continues to produce conservative programming.
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