Thursday, May 3, 2018

St. Louis Radio: Jamie Allman Suing Entercom, Emmis

Former KFTK 97.1 FM talk host Jamie Allman is suing sued both Entercom Communications and Emmis Communications for breach of contract.

Allman, who had worked at the conservative-talk station since 2002 and had most recently been the morning-drive show host, was fired April 11.

According to, his ouster came in the aftermath of comments he made on Twitter criticizing teen anti-gun activist and Parkland High shooting survivor David Hogg. His post drew harsh criticism and sparked the beginnings of an advertiser boycott.

The Allman situation is the first major flap in St. Louis involving Entercom Communications, which just purchased KFTK from Emmis Communications in February.

Allman's lawsuit asks the court to order Entercomm to reinstate him to his job, or to pay Allman damages that would cover his estimated earnings until August 2020, when his most recent contract was set to expire. It also asks the court to strike down non-compete clauses in the contract.

Former afternoon host Marc Cox took over Allman's morning-drive slot last week.

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