Tuesday, May 4, 2010

ESPN 850 WKNR News: Jeff Thomas Out, Kenny Roda Maybe Suspended

Posted by on Tue, May 4, 2010 at 2:19 PM

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A couple of news notes from everyone's favorite all-sports-talk AM station (and your only source for Munch, on the 50's, Munch in the morning, Munch in the community, and all things Munch):

The Lovely One, Jeff Thomas, who was on "The Really Big Show" with Rizzo every morning and who provided the sports updates, is no longer with the station.

You should tip one back and raise a "let's all get drunk and play ping pong" toast to him next time you're out.

Ohio Media Watch has the details:


As we are writing this update just now, "Really Big Show" host Tony Rizzo has confirmed on the air - in a testy response to a caller - that Thomas is indeed "no longer with the station".

Rizzo told the caller that he doesn't know why Thomas is no longer on WKNR, and says it's difficult to work "without someone you've been working with for years". Later, peppered with calls and E-mails from listeners, Rizzo called Thomas a "pro's pro", and says he will be missed, directing callers' questions to WKNR program director Jason Gibbs...

Second, while Ohio Media Watch reported this on Twitter last night, @CursedCleveland chirped in confirming that Thomas was out but also said that Kenny Roda had been suspended. No idea why or when or for how long, but I guess we'll know for sure if Roda is in fact absent from his usual 6-9 p.m. spot tonight.

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