Former KYGO Denver morning man David Mueller, who a jury found groped Taylor Swift at a backstage meet-and-greet in 2013, will be back on the air today thanks to Delta Radio Network President/CEO Larry Fuss. And Mueller’s on-air name will be Stonewall Jackson.
Mueller had been whining that due to that incident he couldn’t find a job in radio and was willing to go anywhere and work for nothing, just to get back on-air. Larry Fuss reached out to Mueller and offered him a job. Many thought Fuss was pulling a stunt and just trying to get publicity for himself in the radio trades.
One week later Fuss received an e-mail from Mueller. It read: “Is this just a stunt, or do you really have a job open?” Fuss told Mueller it was a little of both, but he really was looking for a morning person for his new FM in Greenwood, MS. “We talked a lot over a period of a couple of months and I eventually flew to Minneapolis to meet him. When he explains the Taylor Swift incident, he’s either the world’s best liar, or he’s telling the truth. Having heard him tell the story, I’m inclined to believe him and the rest of the staff seems to believe him as well. The evidence was rather inconclusive, but the jury was apparently star struck with Taylor Swift and found in her favor. It was a civil trial, not a criminal trial, so the burden of proof was much lower.”
Fuss offered Mueller the job in Greenwood and explained to him that because it’s a small market, he couldn’t pay him anything close to what he was making in Denver. “I also told him if he just wanted to come and work for six months to a year to get his radio career back on track, I was OK with that. He said, ‘No, I’m coming to stay long-term.'” After a few dry runs at night, Mueller starts his new morning gig today and you can listen HERE.
Fuss says, “I was roundly criticized in a Facebook group for offering Mueller a job, but regardless of what he may or may not have done, does he really deserve to be banned from radio for life? He recently lost his sister to cancer and also had to put his 94-year-old mother in a nursing facility, so the man deserves a break. On top of that, he has lots of talent and will sound great on KIX-92.7.”