Enough already KHOW.
It has been more than a week now since KHOW radio suspended loved and loathed talk radio bomb thrower Peter Boyles, following an altercation the populist shock jock had with a producer.
We don’t know what happened that day, but if the sum total of Boyles offense was, as Westword reports, pulling his producer’s lanyard, or grabbing his producer by the neck, we suggest it is time to levy a slap on the wrist (or the ass) and move on.
Boyles is an intentionally offensive bloke. Liberals hate him. Actually, many establishment Republicans do too. That sort of seems like his plan. But that doesn’t change the fact that Peter Boyles is an important figure in our local media and, short of some new and terrible development that no one is reporting, Boyles should keep his job.
If the facts approximate what local media outlets are reporting, KHOW executives should put a letter of censure in Boyle’s file, dock his pay for a week, prohibit him from hanging chesty girl calenders in his corporate office, and then get on with resuming our regularly scheduled morning program.
Unlike the raging liberal blowhard that KHOW recently fired, Boyles actually has an audience. KHOW better believe that that huge audience of listeners, even those like us who don’t always see eye to eye with Boyles crass commentary, will be hopping mad if he gets canned for the offense of scuffling with his producer.