…Or is it Buzz? Kevin Klein, who begins hosting mornings on 97.3 The Game in San Diego Thursday, sent out a tweet that included a picture of the Coronado bridge, followed by: “JUMP … to a new morning show.”
That tweet set off a firestorm of reaction from the twitterverse, many saying Klein was being insensitive to suicide. Over 400 people have jumped to their death since the bridge was built, including 18 in 2017. And, following the negative reaction to the tweet, the San Diego Padres are now considering pulling their games from the radio station (see next story).
Entercom recently flipped the signal to 97.3 The Machine, calling it “Talk that Rocks, in San Diego.” The station will carry San Diego Padres baseball. Some people on Twitter have been pushing the Padres to find another station after the Klein tweet.
Klein’s website bio says, “If you are a fan of raw, unfiltered, as-real-as-it-gets and often times uncomfortable radio, please talk to your doctor to see if Kevin Klein LIVE is right for you.”
Managers: What do you think? Over the line or harmless?
While Entercom has not responded to Radio Ink for comment about the situation we did find this apology posted to Klein’s twitter account late last night. His first day on the air is tomorrow.